PRESS RELEASE – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball today announced that its All-Star Game and the All-Star Gala will return to Lancaster, PA for the first time since 2007. The All-Star Game will be held at Clipper Magazine Stadium on Wednesday, July 13th. All-Star festivities and celebrations will be presented throughout Lancaster County on Tuesday, July 12th and leading up to the game.
The Atlantic League All-Star game is the premier showcase of professional baseball players in the United States after the Major League All-Star Game. Among the notable players who have been named to Atlantic League All-Star rosters include Edgardo Alfonzo, Carl Everett, Danny Graves and Lew Ford.
“Lancaster is the perfect place to host the All-Star Game,” Barnstormers Managing Partner Rob Liss proudly noted, “Lancaster has many historic landmarks, beautiful art galleries, fantastic restaurants and hotels. Our friends from throughout the Atlantic League and baseball fans from all over the country will get a chance to experience what a truly special place Lancaster is!”
Lancaster is the oldest inland city in America. James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States, inventor Robert Fulton and abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens all called Lancaster home. Long considered one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, Lancaster has experienced a renaissance in recent years. Real Estate website, Movoto, rated Lancaster as the 4th most exciting small city in the nation in a recent survey.
“There is a long tradition of highlighting the host community during the Atlantic League All-Star Game events,” said Rick White, President of the Atlantic League. “Lancaster will be on display for thousands of fans during the second week of July and I have great confidence that the Barnstormers will put on a terrific show.”
The Barnstormers have brought the community together under one roof where Lancaster County residents are proud of Clipper Magazine Stadium and certainly agree that the stadium is in a class of its own. With state of the art renovations that took place in early 2015, it has become a showcase not just for fine baseball but for corporate events ranging from black tie affairs to company picnics. The LocalFlavor.com Deck is a great escape from the standard stadium seating with palm trees and craft beer selections. Upstairs on the luxurious Bobby Rahal Lexus Suite Level, fans of all ages are destined to become pinball fanatics when they see the twenty vintage pinball machines with free play! Group tickets for events in our Hess’s Barbecue Picnic Area and the Bobby Rahal Lexus Suite Level are on sale now!
The upcoming 2016 game will mark the second time that Lancaster has hosted the All-Star Game. Team rosters will be comprised of stars of the Freedom Division, which includes the Barnstormers, against the best of the Liberty Division. In 2007, the Liberty Division won an exciting contest, 8-6. Barnstormers Jeremy Todd and Dominick Ambrosini each homered in the game while Josh Stevens retired six of seven batters representing Lancaster as the starter. Bridgeport’s Bobby Malek took home MVP honors. The game was played in front of a crowd of 7,361.
Details on events and ticket availability for the 2016 Atlantic League All-Star Game will be released during the first quarter of 2016.
The Lancaster Barnstormers are entering their twelfth season as a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Home games are played at Clipper Magazine Stadium in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Please call 717.509.HITS (4487) or visit LancasterBarnstormers.com for more information.
# # #
Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.