In a few days, Reno will host the 2013 Triple-A All-Star Week at the Reno Aces stadium. This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. Triple-A teams from across the country bid to host this event, and the Reno Aces Baseball Club was the one chosen. Hundreds of former Triple-A All-Stars have gone on to the Major League, and many have even played their way to the Major League All-Star Game.
Triple-A All-Star week will begin with the All-Star FanFest held on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. Fans will have the chance to test their batting and base-running skills, get autographs from MLB alumni, JT Snow, Robb Nen, and Jack Clark, and much more.
The 2013 IGT Triple-A Home Run Derby will be held on Monday, July 15, and is set to begin at 7:05, but the entertainment will start at 6. The Home Run Derby will showcase six of the top hitters in Minor League Baseball, and one top hitter from a local high school. Prices range from $10-$30.
The 2013 Dolan Auto Group Triple-A All-Star Game will be held Wednesday, July 17 at 6:05 p.m. The best players from the Pacific Coast League and International League will compete for the win. The Pacific Coast team will be managed by Brett Butler, the Reno Aces manager, and will include three Reno Aces players. Prices range from $12-$36.
Not only are these great events to attend, it is also a great benefit to our local economy. According to the RGJ’s article, “Betting on Reno: All-Star game’s economic impact will be measured by national exposure”, the event is estimated to bring in approximately $1 million from traveling baseball executives and staff members. This amount does not include family, friends, and fans travelling to see the event. The 2014 host of the event, Durham, N.C, expects to receive an estimated $3.3 million in visitor spending. This event will be nationally televised on the MLB Network and will be great exposure for Reno and all of Northern Nevada. The MLB Network broadcasts to millions of households, and will allow Reno to not only showcase the Reno Aces, but also show all that Northern Nevada has to offer.
Tickets are still available for all of these events, so don’t miss your chance to support our community and see these major league prospects in action!