Friday, July 24, 2009
Buzz about the Senators possibily hosting the 2010 All-Star game has circled Metro Bank Park (and Commerce Bank Park before that) since the Senators released plans to renovate the stadium last season. Senators GM Randy Whitaker said “We’re very excited about the opportunity to host the All Star game for 2010, especially as it coincides with the completion of the Metro Bank Park renovations next year. The game is an iconic highlight of any baseball season and will be the centerpiece of what promises to be a fantastic year for the Senators.”
This announcement is exciting news for many local establishments. Eastern League fans will make the journey to Harrisburg, so local business could also see a boost from the Senators hosting the All-Star game. When fans and players aren’t participating in the All-Star festivities they will probably be site seeing around the city, eating at local restaurants, staying at local hotels, and shopping in the community.
Over 7,000 fans were in attendance for the 2009 All-Star game hosted by the Trenton Thunder. The game was own by EL South All-Stars (which the Senators are a part of) 5-3 (box score).
Whitaker says “The entire staff has been hard at work planning the events that will take place and we are confident that the 2010 Eastern League All Star game will be a memorable one for everyone - from the fans and players to the entire region.”
Specific details surrounding the 2010 All-Star game will be posted here when the become available.
Official Senators Press Release regarding the All-Star game:
2010 EL All Star Game
Posted by Senators Fans Unite at 2:39 PM