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MLB: 2007 All-Star Game to be held at SBC Park


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yeah we've known about it for quite some time now. I believe there was a thread on it a while back.

now its just official. Selig will be in SF tomorrow for the press conference.

at least they have time to come up with a decent looking logo

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The new ballpark in St. Louis won't be operational until 2006 and the Ballpark Village - the surrounding residential and commercial complex that's going to be a combination of rehabbed warehouses and brand new, retro-style construction, won't be substantially complete until 2009. Ballpark Village is an essential part of St. Louis hosting an absolutely world class All Star Break and therefore it's going to be at least another 4 years before we get the game.

Yes, Pittsburgh and San Francisco will have hosted two ASG's before St. Louis has hosted one, however that's not an oversight. For many years St. Louis did not even bid on the ASG. During the late 70's and all the way into the mid 90's, downtown St. Louis did not have the kind of quality hotel space needed to host an event like the ASG. Now that downtown has that kind of hotel space and more of the amenities that would be demanded of the folks that come in for the game, it's once again feasible to consider hosting, but they're not going to even try until the crown jewel of the redevelopment effort is complete.

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I hope Phoenix gets it in 2008. It would be nice. 2006 NHL All-Star Game(hopefully), and Super Bowl XLII(42) in 2008 in Glendale, and the 2008 MLB All-Star Game would be the icing on the cake. Damn a man can dream can't he :P

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Because the NL has new stadiums. Selig wants to reward those organizations who have built in the last couple years. You might not see the AL for a while. Probably Petco in 08 and New Busch in '09.

If they decide to build a new fenway or yankee stadium, look for the last year in those to host the all star game.

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Because the NL has new stadiums. Selig wants to reward those organizations who have built in the last couple years. You might not see the AL for a while. Probably Petco in 08 and New Busch in '09.

If they decide to build a new fenway or yankee stadium, look for the last year in those to host the all star game.

Possible All-Star Game for projected stadium

By BARRY JACKSON

bjackson@herald.com

Marlins president David Samson said he has spoken to Major League Baseball officials and believes it's ''very likely'' the team would be awarded an All-Star Game within the first five years of the projected 2008 opening for its proposed $420 million retractable-roof stadium next to the Orange Bowl.

The Marlins have an agreement in principle on a deal with Miami-Dade County and the city and are seeking $60 million from the state Legislature, which the team would use to borrow $30 million to complete stadium funding.

``We're working with [Tallahassee] on drafting a bill and putting us in a position where it would pass.

'[The Marlins' $192 million toward the stadium] is the fourth-highest team contribution in baseball history. If any of the previous owners had tried this, they would have gotten a deal immediately without losing an ounce of blood like we have.''

Miami 2010???

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I prefer the rotating between leagues over sending it just to the new stadiums. If a team has to wait an extra 2 years? Big deal, most folks will still say "Wow! that's a neat new ballpark"! Don't forget the Nats will be opening a new stadium in 3 years as well.

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They need to have it at Great American Ball Park sometime in the near future.

There is now a back log of new stadiums. I would expect to hear mayor's to become more vocal especially since most are downtown based. Add the Angels to this list. Anaheim had the 1986 game, but that is basically a new stadium now. Remember DC will get one 1-2 years after opening too.

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I prefer the rotating between leagues over sending it just to the new stadiums. If a team has to wait an extra 2 years? Big deal, most folks will still say "Wow! that's a neat new ballpark"! Don't forget the Nats will be opening a new stadium in 3 years as well.

Actually, for those cities that shell out $300+ million, it is a big deal. Knowing that within 1-3 years of opening you are going to get the convention/visitor's business from the game is huge. Plus it is a easy way to fool potential voters. The attempt to get possible two shots of that "economic impact" within the life span of the facility is important to them.

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The new ballpark in St. Louis won't be operational until 2006 and the Ballpark Village - the surrounding residential and commercial complex that's going to be a combination of rehabbed warehouses and brand new, retro-style construction, won't be substantially complete until 2009. Ballpark Village is an essential part of St. Louis hosting an absolutely world class All Star Break and therefore it's going to be at least another 4 years before we get the game.

Just to add to that, that was as much or more of a decision by the Cardinals as it was by the MLB. At least from what I've heard/read.

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Site of the 2010 MLb All Star Game:

Marlins Field, Miami, Florida

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:P

Wow, from the outside that stadium looks godawful, but from the arial view its awesome...

And back on topic, can anyone say "Splash Park Home Run Derby?" :woot:

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Site of the 2010 MLb All Star Game:

Marlins Field, Miami, Florida

16220477.jpg

:P

Wow, from the outside that stadium looks godawful, but from the arial view its awesome...

And back on topic, can anyone say "Splash Park Home Run Derby?" :woot:

(Just a clarification.)

This is the design the same design just refined.

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The new ballpark in St. Louis won't be operational until 2006 and the Ballpark Village - the surrounding residential and commercial complex that's going to be a combination of rehabbed warehouses and brand new, retro-style construction, won't be substantially complete until 2009.  Ballpark Village is an essential part of St. Louis hosting an absolutely world class All Star Break and therefore it's going to be at least another 4 years before we get the game.

Just to add to that, that was as much or more of a decision by the Cardinals as it was by the MLB. At least from what I've heard/read.

Yes, that's absolutely correct. That's why nobody here is upset about getting "passed over for so many years." We never allowed ourselves to be considered.

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