All Star Game en Sports Tourism in Greater Cincinnati <p>The exciting news last week was that Cincinnati will host the <strong>2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game</strong>. How do events like these get awarded to cities and what does it mean for the local economy? <strong>Linda Antus</strong>, president of the<a href=""><strong> Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network</strong></a> is in <strong>The Front Row with Betsy Ross</strong> to talk about the impact of big events and sports tourism.</p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:30:15 +0000 Betsy Ross 8615 at Sports Tourism in Greater Cincinnati All-Star Game and baseball academy coming to Cincinnati <p>It's a double header for the Cincinnati Reds... the team will host the 2015 All-Star Game and become the first team in the Midwest with a Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy.</p><p>Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig was in the city Wednesday to make both announcements.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:45:20 +0000 Tana Weingartner 8393 at All-Star Game and baseball academy coming to Cincinnati All Star games here provided lasting memories <p>When Major League Baseball’s All Star Game comes here in 2015, it will be only the fifth time since the “Mid-summer Classic” began in 1933 at Comiskey Park in and the first time since Great American Ball Park opened in 2003.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>But those previous four All Star games – two at Crosley Field, two at Riverfront Stadium – are forever a part of the lore of the Cincinnati Reds, the first professional baseball team and an organization with a deep and rich history.</p><p><br>Each had its special memories for Reds fans:</p><p><br><strong>1988:</strong></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:19:04 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 8371 at