The New York Mets and Major League Baseball unveiled the official logo of the 84th All-Star Game, slated to be played at Citi Field on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
The logo is reflective of the primary mark that has represented the Mets throughout their history. Shaped within a baseball with orange stitching, the logo features a bridge against the backdrop of a blue New York City skyline, symbolic of the city’s five boroughs.
“Major League Baseball is proud to partner with the New York Mets on their first All-Star Game in 49 years and the first at their spectacular new home,” said MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. “We look forward to celebrating not only New York City’s great National League tradition but all the best of the national pastime with the loyal fans of the Mets.”
“We look forward to our fans, all New Yorkers and baseball fans from across the country enjoying the series of events celebrating baseball’s best leading up to the Midsummer Classic,” said Mets CEO Fred Wilpon.
“Major League Baseball hit a home run when they chose to hold the 2013 All-Star Game in New York City,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “Incorporating our city’s iconic skyline into the logo highlights that the game will be played on the world’s biggest stage.”
The 2013 All-Star Game will mark the second time that the Mets, who are commemorating their 50th anniversary in 2012, will host the Midsummer Classic. The 1964 game was played at Shea Stadium in the shadow of the legendary World’s Fair.
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