PRESS RELEASE – The Bridgeport Bluefish and the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball today announced that The Ballpark at Harbor Yard will host the 2015 Atlantic League All-Star Game, which will take place on Wednesday, July 8. This will be the third time that Harbor Yard will have the event, with the previous mid-summer Classics being held in 1999 and 2006.
“It’s a great honor to be able to host the 2015 Atlantic League All-Star Game and we look forward to putting together a fun-filled schedule of events,” says Bluefish general manager Jamie Toole. “This is a tremendous opportunity to showcase The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, the city of Bridgeport and the entire Southern Connecticut region.”
The festivities will begin on Tuesday, July 7, with the All-Star Game commencing on July 8. During these two exciting days, the Bridgeport Bluefish and The Ballpark at Harbor Yard will welcome fans, players and coaches from around the Atlantic League. More details and ticket information will be announced in the coming months.
“The Atlantic League is delighted the 2015 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Bridgeport Bluefish,” says Atlantic League President Rick White. “The Bluefish organization is working hard to create an extraordinary mid-summer celebration in Connecticut’s “Magic City.” Bridgeport’s Ballpark at Harbor Yard is an apt showcase for Atlantic League players to display their special brand of baseball magic to Bluefish friends and followers who have supported the ball club over the years. We are excited at the prospect of a very special All-Star Game event next July in one of the Atlantic League’s premier locations.”
The 2015 Atlantic League All-Star Game identity was designed by Skye Design Studios (www.sdsbranding.com), a brand identity and design firm located in the greater New York City area.
“This identity was a great opportunity to celebrate the city of Bridgeport as the home of the Bluefish for nearly two decades,” says Skye Dillon of Skye Design Studios. “The primary logo features the smokestacks and Amtrak train just beyond the outfield wall at Harbor Yard. In addition to both being part of the gameday experience for fans, they also represent core elements of the city’s industrial history. Custom lettering and ribbon work was inspired by Bridgeport native P.T. Barnum’s iconic circus posters – an ideal balance of classic and fun, fitting for an All-Star Game. The mark is set within the silhouette of Connecticut as a postcard of sorts for visiting fans.”
The Bridgeport Bluefish are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. For further information, call 203-210-BLUE (2583) or visit BridgeportBluefish.com.