Atlantic League All-Star Game Returning to York in 2019
11 Jun, 2019
'York-Centric' Celebration Planned
The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball’s (ALPB) biggest stars will return to PeoplesBank Park in July, and the hosting York Revolution are planning a York-centric celebration.
At the league board meeting ahead of last night’s mid-summer classic in Long Island, ALPB officials announced that the White Rose City will host its second All-Star Game in 2019. Revolution president Eric Menzer said York’s team will take the opportunity to shine the spotlight on the entire York community and its many contributions to the country’s history and culture.
“Working and playing in DownTown York, we are fully aware of all the countless ways York has helped shape the development of our nation and the many gifts the people of this area have given to the world,” Menzer said. “This will be much more than just a baseball game. With the Atlantic League spotlight on us again next year, we fully intend to turn the occasion into a party and celebration of York and this incredible community that supports our team and – more important – our entire country.”
Menzer said planning has already begun for “Made in York,” the theme of next year’s All-Star Game. Revolution officials have begun reaching out to dozens of potential local partners to discuss sponsorship opportunities and the details of the celebration.
“From Pullman Automobiles back in the day to Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the beloved creations of the Starbucks York Roasting Plant, and so much more, we cannot wait to work with our fellow businesses to show off the city’s contributions over the years and the best of what York has to offer today,” Menzer said.
The date for next year’s All-Star Game will be announced when the league’s eight teams set the schedule for the 2019 season. Menzer said the Revolution will unveil plans for the game throughout the upcoming offseason.
The Revolution last hosted the ALPB All-Star Game in 2011, when the team welcomed 8,053 people to downtown York to watch the Freedom Division defeat the Liberty Division 7-0.
About the York Revolution: The York Revolution Professional Baseball Club is a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The Revolution were Atlantic League Champions in 2010, 2011, and 2017. The 2018 season is the team’s 12th. Located at 5 Brooks Robinson Way, PeoplesBank Park hosts all 72 home games, in addition to myriad events through the entire calendar year. For tickets or more information, please call 717-801-HITS (4487) or visit the Revolution online at www.YorkRevolution.com.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB): The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment. For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.