More details have been revealed about the 2019 Midwest League All-Star Game, which will take place at the South Bend Cubs‘ Four Winds Field on Tuesday, June 18. The announcement was made official today from the Pepsi Stadium Club at Four Winds Field by Andrew T. Berlin, Owner of the South Bend Cubs, Dick Nussbaum, President of the Midwest League and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
“In addition to the announcement that we’ve been selected to host the All-Star Game & Festivities, I’m proud to announce that both will be presented by Four Winds Casinos, the 2019 All Star Game Title Sponsor,” said Berlin. “We’re grateful to the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds Casinos for their support of the baseball experience in South Bend. As partners, they’ve helped to make exciting moments like this one possible over the past five years.”
“It’s moments like these, when we can help bring national attention to our region through an event like the All-Star Game, that make us proud to support family-friendly entertainment and the stadium where it all happens in the City of South Bend,” said Scott Brewer, Senior VP of Government Affairs and Community Relations for Four Winds Casinos. “It’s thrilling to see hundreds of thousands of fans coming back downtown to enjoy Four Winds Field and the ‘Great American Pastime’ every summer. The 2019 All-Star Game & Festivities will be another amazing experience for all of us.”
“We are thrilled to host the 2019 Midwest League All-Star Game in South Bend,” Buttigieg said. “After a 30-year wait, South Bend is proud to once again welcome players and fans alike to our renewed downtown and thriving community.”
“All-Star games have become a real festival for communities who host them,” Nussbaum added. “It doesn’t matter if they’re Major League games or Midwest League games. Thirty years ago, the All-Star Game came to South Bend, and it has been far too long for it to return. I guarantee Andrew Berlin, Joe Hart, Nick Brown and their dedicated staff will reward the fans of the South Bend Cubs and the Midwest League to an experience they will never forget. Four Winds Field in downtown South Bend will make this Midwest League President proud of his hometown.”
The 2019 game will lead off with a Fan Fest at Four Winds Field on Monday, June 17 and will feature a home run derby with the top hitters in the Midwest League, an autograph session with several former Chicago Cubs players along with the 2019 Midwest League All-Star players. In addition, other family friendly activities include the Splash Pad, Toyota Fun Zone, catch on the field and running of the bases.
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