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2015 MLB ALL-STAR SUMMER EVENTSFriday, July 10 - Tuesday, July 14T-Mobile All-Star FanFest at Duke Energy Convention CenterFriday-Monday, 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. ETTuesday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. ETSaturday, July 11The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K, Presented by Nike, 9:00 a.m. ETBudweiser MLB All-Star Concert, part of the Pepsi Music Series at Paul Brown Stadium, 8:00 p.m. ET0000017a-3b40-d913-abfe-bf44a54b0001Sunday, July 12All-Star Sunday at Great American Ball Park featuring:SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, 3:00 p.m. ETAll-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game(following Futures game)Sunday, July 12 - Tuesday, July 14MLB All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ETEast Freedom Way (between Joe Nuxhall Way and Rosa Parks St)Monday, July 13Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Great American Ball Parkfeaturing: Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders, 8:00 p.m. ETTuesday, July 14All-Star Game Red Carpet ShowPresented by Chevrolet, 1:00 p.m. ET86th MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park, 7:00 p.m. ETAll times subject to changeMETRO FAN SHUTTLE Ride the free Metro Fan Shuttle for the most convenient way to enjoy festivities throughout Downtown and Over-the-Rhine, July 10-13.The Metro Fan Shuttle will provide free service to many of the events and activities taking place at Washington Park, Duke Energy Convention Center and Fountain Square during the four days leading up to the big game.The shuttle will run every 10 to 12 minutes according to the following schedule:• Friday, July 10: 7-10 p.m.• Saturday, July 11: noon – 10 p.m.• Sunday, July 12: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.• Monday, July 13: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.Look for specially marked bus stops at the following locations:• On 5th Street mid-block between Walnut and Main (Government Square Area E)• On Sycamore Street at 4th Street• On 4th Street at Race Street• On Elm Street at 6th Street• On Elm Street at 12th Street• On Race Street at 13th Street• On Race Street at 6th Street• On 5th Street at Elm Street DOWNTOWN STREET CLOSURESTuesday, July 149 a.m.The below streets will have restricted access, allowing cross traffic only. - 2nd Street- 3rd Street- Vine Street- Walnut Street11 a.m.The above streets will be closed completely - no cross traffic will be permitted. 4 p.m.All streets will reopen. Due to anticipated traffic, expect long delays. 0000017a-3b40-d913-abfe-bf44a54a0003 There are 20 Cincinnati baseball-inspired mustache statues around the city. Each mustache resembles the handlebar style sported by Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs, and measures 8 feet wide, 2.5 feet high and weighs approximately 850 pounds.ALL-STAR LEGENDS & CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME ON JULY 12THThe All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game is a six-inning softball event featuring celebrities from TV, movies, music and more, plus MLB legends competing together.Celebrities Scheduled to Appear:Entertainment icon Snoop Dogg; “The Hunger Games” franchise star Josh Hutcherson; comedic actor and lead in the Fox animated series Golan the Insatiable Rob Riggle; star of the upcoming “Fantastic Four” Miles Teller; co-host of EXTRA and Fox Sports Live Charissa Thompson; ACM winner and platinum-selling country chart-topper Justin Moore; Cincinnati native Nick Lachey; Macklemore; Olympic Softball Gold Medalist Jennie Finch; Grammy nominated, multi-platinum artist and actress Jordin Sparks; ACM’s New Artist of the Year Award winner Cole Swindell; star of Disney Channel’s I Didn’t Do It Olivia Holt; Cincinnati native and Emmy Award-winning actor and director Chad Lowe; Head Football Coach at The Ohio State University Urban Meyer; plus Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team players Tim Horton and Todd Reed; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton; and ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit.MLB Legends Scheduled to Appear:Cincinnati Reds legends Sean Casey, Paul O’Neill, Eric Davis and Aaron Boone; Baseball Hall of Famers Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers and Ozzie Smith; and MLB legends Fred Lynn and Vlad Guerrero.Below is a brief, chronological schedule of MLB All-Star Week Community Activities:Wednesday, July 8th · 10:30 a.m. – Bank of America All-Star Youth Baseball Clinic with Boys & Girls Clubs at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy (Cincinnati, OH)· 3:00 p.m. – MLB Cincinnati Reds Howell All-Star Field (Dayton, OH)Thursday, July 9th · 12:00 p.m. – Queensgate All-Star Field Dedication with The Scotts Company (Cincinnati, OH)· 3:00 p.m. – P&G Cincinnati Zoo & Reds Community Fund Community Makeover: Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses, P&G All-Star Park and Dyer All-Star Fields (Cincinnati, OH)Friday, July 10th · 11:00 a.m. – Ron Oester Field at Withrow All-Star Complex (Cincinnati, OH)· 3:30 p.m. – Miracle League Game (Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH)· 6:30 p.m. – Don Johnson All-Star Field Dedication at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy (Cincinnati, OH)o Additionally, this event will serve as the Opening Ceremonies of the Jr. RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) ClassicSaturday, July 11th · 9:00 a.m. – The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K presented by Nike (Downtown Cincinnati, OH)· 9:00 a.m. – TeamSmile Dental Screening Event, supported by Church & Dwight Co., Inc., maker of Arm & Hammer Dental Care products (U.S. Bank Boys & Girls Club)· 12:30 p.m. – Jr. RBI Classic Community Service Event/The Giving Fields (Melbourne, Kentucky)· 2:00 p.m. – TVCA Veteran In-Processing (VIP) and Welcome Center (CityLink Center, Cincinnati, OH)· 5:30 p.m. – Make-A-Wish Welcome Reception (Hilton Netherland, Cincinnati, OH)Sunday, July 12th · 2:00 p.m. – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Waiting Room Unveil/Starlight Fun Center Donation (Cincinnati, OH)Monday, July 13th · 10:00 a.m. – MLB Cincinnati Meinken All-Star Field (Covington, KY)Tuesday, July 14th· 10:00 a.m. – Boys & Girls Club Activity Room Dedication, Sheakley Boys & Girls Club (Cincinnati, OH)

2015 All-Star Game By The Numbers

Ann Thompson
The 2015 All-Star Game in Cincinnati drew big numbers all around, according to MLB.

The Cincinnati Reds are calling the 2015 All-Star Game a big success, and they say they have the numbers to prove it. The team compiled a long list of statistics ranging from the number of people who voted for their favorite players to how much data fans used on their mobile devices.So, here you go. The 2015 All-Star Game in Cincinnati: By the numbers.

731 million

Combined votes cast by fans as part of the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot and the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote, each setting a respective record as the most in All-Star Balloting history

25.5 million

Votes cast by fans in selecting the winners of The Franchise Four, which celebrated the four most important players in the history of each franchise

9.28 million

Combined average viewership of the All-Star Game and Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders, which is the largest audience for the two events since 2010

8 million

Dollars raised by Major League Baseball, the Cincinnati Reds and partners in contributions for national and local charitable organizations


2.97 million

Viewers who watched the All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game, making it the most-viewed contest since 2010


2 million

Viewers reached across MLB Network’s 17 hours of All-Star coverage from Cincinnati, with an average audience growth of +8% over 2014.

1.5 million

Home runs hit by gamers playing the award-winning MLB.com Home Run Derby mobile video game on Gatorade All-Star Workout Day


Unique viewers who watched the Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders online through WatchESPN, MLB.com and the MLB.com At Bat app



Attendance for three days of All-Star events at Great American Ball Park, which is the second highest three game attendance in the history of Great American Ball Park trailing only Games 3-5 of the 2012 NLDS (133,018).



Visitors to T-Mobile All-Star FanFest, an increase of +7% over last year and the fifth largest attendance in the event’s 25-year history.



Attendance for the three day All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party, a free event that was held adjacent to Great American Ball Park



Attendance for the sold out The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K presented by Nike, the largest event ever conducted by the Color Run in Ohio



Media credentials issued to journalists from 16 countries to cover the 86th MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati



Youth baseball players who set the Guinness World Record for the Largest Game of Catch presented by Chevrolet



Percent increase in sales of merchandise at MLB.com Shop at T-Mobile All-Star FanFest



Percent increase in merchandise sales at Great American Ball Park versus last year’s All-Star Game.  The event marked the second largest ballpark sales figure in the last 10 years trailing only the 2008 All-Star Game in the last year of the old Yankee Stadium.



All-Stars who were age 25 or younger, the most ever in that age group



Field renovations conducted by Major League Baseball, Cincinnati Reds and partners around the greater Cincinnati area


4.94 terabytes

Record-setting data volume used by fans on their personal mobile devices via the MLBAM-built Wi-Fi network at Great American Ball Park during All-Star Sunday, Gatorade All-Star Workout Day and the MLB All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile.

Senior Editor and reporter at WVXU with more than 20 years experience in public radio; formerly news and public affairs producer with WMUB. Would really like to meet your dog.