All-Star Game http://kcur.org en Major League All-Star Game Benefits Are Still Being Felt In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/major-league-all-star-game-benefits-are-still-being-felt-kansas-city <p>Nearly two years after Major League Baseball All-Star activities took place in Kansas City, the impact of the event has had a residual effect.</p><p>In 2012, the only thing on the mind of the fans was the distance of the homers for the Homerun Derby at Kauffman Stadium. But after a portion of the money from that day’s All-Star activities was devoted to the construction of baseball fields for people with disabilities, families of the kids with disabilities feel that the community has hit a homerun.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:54:40 +0000 Greg Echlin 57959 at http://kcur.org A Fan's Notes: MLS Stars Shine In KC http://kcur.org/post/fans-notes-mls-stars-shine-kc <p></p><p>Barely a year after baseball's best swooped through town, another All-Star Game will kick off Wednesday night at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. The fanfare may be more subdued, but as <strong>Victor Wishna</strong> cautions in this month's edition of A Fan's Notes, don't believe the lack of hype: soccer--especially soccer in Kansas City--is major league.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:01:24 +0000 Victor Wishna & Danie Alexander 41169 at http://kcur.org A Fan's Notes: MLS Stars Shine In KC MLS All Stars Share Excitement About Wednesday's Game http://kcur.org/post/mls-all-stars-share-excitement-about-wednesdays-game <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Major League Soccer All Star Game team was arriving in Kansas City Monday as the hype and festivities grow for Wednesday’s big game.</span></p><p>Sporting KC Coach Peter Vermes, who will coach the All Star team, told national and international media how proud he was about the success of soccer in Kansas City.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Vermes has been in Kansas City since the team was called The Wizards, and played in Arrowhead Stadium.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:19:20 +0000 Laura Ziegler 41059 at http://kcur.org MLS All Stars Share Excitement About Wednesday's Game MLS Picks Livestrong Sporting For All-Star Game http://kcur.org/post/mls-picks-livestrong-sporting-all-star-game <p>For the second straight year, this area will showcase a major all-star event. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:27:09 +0000 Greg Echlin 30266 at http://kcur.org MLS Picks Livestrong Sporting For All-Star Game All-Star Game Brought $58 Million To Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/all-star-game-brought-58-million-kansas-city <p>A report from the city manager's office says the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game pumped more than $58 million into Kansas City's economy.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 15:07:02 +0000 Steve Bell 26961 at http://kcur.org All-Star Game Brought $58 Million To Kansas City All-Star Crowds Tripled Hotel Figures, Boosted Museum Attendance http://kcur.org/post/all-star-crowds-tripled-hotel-figures-boosted-museum-attendance <p>Kansas City got its official report on the All-Star Game Thursday, and it was a positive report.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:38:48 +0000 Steve Bell 21359 at http://kcur.org All-Star Crowds Tripled Hotel Figures, Boosted Museum Attendance Kansas City As All-Star Host: How Did We Do? http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-all-star-host-how-did-we-do <p>The All-Star game is over.&nbsp; The National League has the home field advantage in the World Series and the New York Mets host the 2013 All-Star game.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 13:54:37 +0000 Greg Echlin 20828 at http://kcur.org Kansas City As All-Star Host: How Did We Do? A Fan's Notes: The Stars Align In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/fans-notes-stars-align-kansas-city <p></p><p>The All-Star Game is known as the Midsummer Classic. But for all the attention it's bringing to their team's hometown, many Royals fans won't be distracted from their dreams of a World Series--and a Fall Classic in Kansas City. <strong>Victor Wishna</strong> explains, in this All-Star edition of "A Fan's Notes."</p><p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:45:00 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Victor Wishna 29347 at http://kcur.org A Fan's Notes: The Stars Align In Kansas City Waiting To Become An All-Star http://kcur.org/post/waiting-become-all-star <p>There was a sense of &ldquo;Finally!&rdquo; when <a href="http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=456714">Billy Butler</a> of the Kansas City Royals was named for the first time to the American League All-Star team.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 14:05:44 +0000 Greg Echlin 20766 at http://kcur.org Waiting To Become An All-Star All-Star League Managers Reveal Kansas City Ties http://kcur.org/post/all-star-league-managers-reveal-kansas-city-ties <p>While the managers of the American and National Leagues announced their starting lineups on Monday for tomorrow night&#39;s All-Star game at Kauffman Stadium, both acknowledged their links to Kansas City. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 20:07:44 +0000 Greg Echlin 20724 at http://kcur.org All-Star League Managers Reveal Kansas City Ties The All-Star Game Hits Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/all-star-game-hits-kansas-city <p>The throngs gather at <strong>Kauffman Stadium</strong> for the biggest summer sporting event, but for many, it&#39;s more than just a game. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 19:01:12 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander & Greta Wendelin 20720 at http://kcur.org The All-Star Game Hits Kansas City Celebrity Softball Game Elicits Cheers And Boos http://kcur.org/post/celebrity-softball-game-elicits-cheers-and-boos <p>At Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, baseball fans got a mix of the young and the old on the diamond. In the Futures game that featured top minor league prospects, the USA team pounded the World team, 17-5.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 15:09:13 +0000 Greg Echlin 20700 at http://kcur.org 2012 All-Star Game Stirs Memories Of Home Runs http://kcur.org/post/2012-all-star-game-stirs-memories-home-runs <p>For Monday night&#39;s <a href="http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2012/index.jsp?content=hr_derby">Home Run Derby</a> at Kauffman Stadium, there is certain to be some <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_baseball_%28T%29#tape_measure_home_run">tape measure jobs</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 14:29:49 +0000 Greg Echlin 20697 at http://kcur.org 2012 All-Star Game Stirs Memories Of Home Runs All-Star Game Festivities Kick Off In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/all-star-game-festivities-kick-kansas-city <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Kansas City&#39;s All-Star festivities officially kicked off Friday morning at Bartle Hall in downtown Kansas City. </span> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:44:46 +0000 Greg Echlin 20696 at http://kcur.org All-Star Game Festivities Kick Off In Kansas City All-Star Ill-Weather Hovers Over Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/all-star-ill-weather-hovers-over-kansas-city <p>Mayor Sly James went to the Kansas City Emergency Operations Center for a briefing on readiness for the All-Star Game and most immediate interest shifted to the heat wave. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 22:45:34 +0000 Dan Verbeck 20564 at http://kcur.org All-Star Ill-Weather Hovers Over Kansas City Council Expects 100:1 Return On All-Star Game http://kcur.org/post/council-expects-1001-return-all-star-game <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53cf1db33cbc9-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53cf1db33cbc9-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53cf1db33cbc9-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-909490.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Kansas City's city council honored the old adage "it takes money to make money" Thursday, voting to pick up the tab for the considerable expenses related to hosting the 2012 All-Star Game, and expecting the city to reap a hundredfold return. KCUR's Steve Bell reports.</p> Fri, 25 Jun 2010 07:07:07 +0000 Steve Bell 6760 at http://kcur.org Council Expects 100:1 Return On All-Star Game