McNair Field, the home of the Forest City Owls, will play host to the annual All-Star festivities in the summer-collegiate circuit.
McNair Field, the home of the Forest City Owls, will host the 2010 Coastal Plain League All-Star game. The event will begin with an All-Star Fan Fest and Home Run Derby on Monday, July 19, and conclude with the All-Star Game on July 20.
The event will begin with the All-Star Fan Fest, which will allow fans to meet the CPL All-Stars from both teams and watch the teams’ batting practices. The Home Run Derby is the centerpiece of the evening and will feature the league’s 16 best hitters in the annual contest.
The All-Star players and coaches will be treated to a lunch on Tuesday before participating in an afternoon of workouts for professional scouts. The All-Star game will take place that night, beginning at 7:05 pm.
“We are tremendously honored to host this year’s All-Star Game,” said Owls general manager James Wolfe. “The cities who have hosted the event in the past have done a tremendous job, and we have a lot to live up to. This is a great opportunity to showcase our facility and fan support, and we look forward to giving the people of Forest City and Rutherford County a first class event.”
The Owls are offering ticket packages to the event, which are $12 for box seats, $11 for general admission reserved seats, and $10 for general admission. Packages include tickets to both the Fan Fest and the All-Star Game.
The event marks only the third time the All-Star Game has been hosted by a West Division city; Gastonia hosted the game in 2003 and Asheboro in 2008. It is also the first time that a defending Petitt Cup champion has hosted the event.
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