Tonight’s independent Atlantic League All-Star Game is completely sold out, as host York Revolution sold the last of the berm seating to the match at Sovereign Bank Stadium.
All-Star Games are notably hard to sell out for most teams. Today’s events kick off with the Stauffer’s All-Star Family Fun Festival on the Brooks Robinson Plaza in front of Sovereign Bank Stadium from 3 until 5 p.m., an event that is free to the public. The festival includes music, fun animals with the Zoo Mobile from the Maryland Zoo, free face painting, the Best Buy Video Game Nook and an Autograph Session with the Atlantic League All-Stars.
Gates open at 5 p.m. as fans will be greeted with a Wellspan All-Star Drawstring Backpack Giveaway (first 1,500 fans) . At 5:15 p.m., teams comprised of an Atlantic League hitter, one local men’s league player, and one high school senior athlete competing for scholarship money will get together to take aim at the tallest wall in all of professional baseball, Sovereign Bank Stadium’s 37-foot, 8 inch high left field wall, the “Arch Nemesis,” in the AAA Home Run Derby.
During the game itself, the ZOOperstars and Breakin BBoy McCoy will perform between innings, as will the famous Washington Nationals Racing Presidents. After the game: fireworks.
The Freedom Division All-Star Team will be managed by York manager Andy Etchebarren, while the Liberty Division’s club will be managed by Bridgeport Bluefish manager Willie Upshaw.
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