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Kansas City will host the 2012 All-Star Game

Jun 16, 2010, 7:34 PM EDT

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced Wednesday evening what many in the baseball world have known for months, if not years. 

As Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports, the Royals’ Kauffman Stadium will host the All-Star Game in 2012.

It has been 39 years since the Mid-Season Classic was last held in Kansas City and the region is expecting nearly $60-$65 million in overall financial impact.  St. Louis had the 2009 game and saw a $60 million impact.  Anaheim is hosting this year’s All-Star Game and the event will travel to Phoenix in 2011. 

With some of the country’s best food and a criminally underrated stadium, Kansas City should have a blast hosting baseball’s elite athletes, as well as the throngs of media members that follow the game.  Hopefully the Royals will send someone other than Zack Greinke to represent what truly is one of the United States’ great towns.

  1. daveberk - Jun 16, 2010 at 9:13 PM

    Kansas city may be a great place to visit but has stood the test of time as the worst and most ineptly managed franchise in the last generation. They use revenue sharing to generate a profit and provide nothing to the improvement of player procurement and development. This is why Bud Selig is the most inept and overpaid baseball commissioner of recent history. The Royals should be bought out and eliminated from the baseball scene rather than rewarded for their ineptness. They are a huge blot on the integrity of the national pastime. If a chain is only as strong as the weakest link then baseball should review revenue sharing before franchises with a similar mentality use the payments as their personal piggybank results in impacting successful franchises.

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