Get ready Yankee fans because your team will be hosting the 2008 Midsummer Classic. This will be the first time since 1977 that Yankee Stadium hosted the game, but there is added significance because it will be the last year that the Bronx Bombers will play in the current Yankee Stadium.Their new stadium is set to open for the 2009 baseball season.
The ''House that Ruth Built'' has experienced 39 American League Pennants, 26 World Championships, and now their fourth All- Star Game.
This is exciting news for a city that loves Yankee baseball more than anything else, and continues to set attendance records every year. The cross town rival Mets should expect an All- Star Game to be played at their new stadium Citi Field within five years of its opening. Their stadium is also expected to open for the 2009 baseball season.
This is great news for a fantastic baseball town. It's hard pressed to find another city outside of St.Louis or Boston that is more loyal to their team. Speaking of St.Louis, the Cardinals will play host to the 2009 All-Star Game. The game will be played at the new Busch Stadium.
As a result of the 08' All-Star Game, the city of New York will be receiving an abundance of revenue from many different sources. This game is sure to spark the attention of die hard baseball fans from across the country who will cherish the idea of coming into the worlds' most famous city for a few days during the month of July. Let alone, the thousands of Yankee season ticket holders who will have first grabs at tickets for the game. Now, the thousands of consumers from outside of New York will not only spend their disposable income at Yankee Stadium, but they will also spend money on hotels,restaurants, the theater, and many other venues.
The 2008 All- Star Game will be a win-win situation for the Yankees and the city of New York.