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Nearly 150,000 fans attended Play Ball Park, making it the most-attended MLB festival in 10 years

Posted: 2:13 PM, Jul 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-16 14:13:39-04
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CLEVELAND — The crowds have come and gone, but the numbers from Play Ball Park during Cleveland’s All-Star Game Week just arrived. A quick look at the numbers reveals more than 20,000 people came for concerts by The Killers and Twenty-One Pilots, the number of coveted local pierogis sold is a disgrace and Cleveland shined bright like a baseball diamond with Play Ball Park being the most-attended MLB fan festival in 10 years.

Here's a look at the numbers of Play Ball Park, according to the Huntington Convention Center:

  • 500,000 (½ M) watts of power
  • 294,000 pounds of rigging
  • 149,513 fans attended PLAY BALL PARK, the most-attended MLB fan festival in 10 years
  • 45,387 prizes given away to fans at PLAY BALL PARK via the All-Star Experience Pass
  • 24,000 fans attended two concerts on Mall B (Twenty-One Pilots and The Killers)
  • 19,000 pounds: the weight of the massive LED wall centerpiece as fans entered PLAY BALL PARK
  • 16,584 ounces of soft-serve ice cream
  • 7,171 hot dogs
  • 6,800 feet of truss was hung from the Convention Center rafters
  • 2,488 bags of Utz potato chips
  • 1,851 Cleveland Indians-themed Pretzels (beer cheese and Bertman’s Ballpark Mustard)
  • 1,767 Chicago Cubs-themed Chicken Sandwiches (beer can chicken, spiced bacon, djonaise)
  • 827 Cotton Candy treats
  • 782 Miami Marlins-themed Nachos (lechon pork, avocado crema, cotija cheese)
  • 746 LA Dodgers-themed Sausages (Al Pastor sausage, pineapple salsa, cilantro-lime crema)
  • 673 Diamondbacks Reuben ‘Dirt on it Dog’ (mac&cheese, 1000 island dressing, scallions)
  • 635 Parma Pierogis
  • 522 White Sox Polish Platters (1/2-pound Kielbasa sausage, sauerkraut, pierogis, onions)
  • 325 customized Huntington Convention Center All-Star jerseys worn by staff
  • 283 chain motors
  • 190-foot zip line constructed on Malls B and C
  • 120 non-motorized points for sign handing
  • 1.5 miles of cabling and extension cords

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MLB All-Star Week Schedule

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Friday, July 5

10 a.m.: Play Ball Park opens. The interactive baseball theme park will be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day of All-Star Week

6 p.m.: Gates open for the All-Star Concert Series featuring Twenty One Pilots

8 p.m.: Twenty One Pilots concert begins

Saturday, July 6

6 p.m.: Gates open for the All-Star Concert Series featuring The Killers

8 p.m.: The Killers concert begins

Sunday, July 7

8 a.m.: The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K begins – time subject to change.

3 p.m. Gates open for the MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game and All-Star Futures Game doubleheader at Progressive Field. Double-header will feature performances by Welshly Arms and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Following the games is the All-Star Rock 'n' Blast, a fireworks and multimedia show.

Monday, July 8

All-Star Workout Day

8 p.m. The T-Mobile Home Run Derby begins.

Tuesday, July 9

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. The All-Star Parade begins.

7:30 p.m. The 90th annual Midsummer Classic MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard begins at Progressive Field.

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