Major League Baseball, the Miami Marlins and local officials from Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami today unveiled the official logo of the 2017 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, which will be played at Marlins Park on Tuesday, July 11th.
Those in attendance for this morning's unveiling before Miami's afternoon game against the Philadelphia Phillies included Marlins owner Jeffrey H. Loria and President David Samson; Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr.; two-time National League All-Star and the event's 1995 Most Valuable Player, Jeff Conine; Mayor Carlos A. Giménez of Miami-Dade County; and Mayor Tomás P. Regalado of the City of Miami.
The official logo of the 2017 All-Star Game is sleek and modern, echoing the stunning, contemporary feeling of the façade and interior of Marlins Park. A metallic star incorporates the Club's Marlin and their vibrant team colors, including red-orange, symbolic of Miami's sunsets and the citrus industry; yellow, highlighting the region's sunshine; and blue, representing the sky and the sea surrounding Miami.
Commissioner Manfred said: "Major League Baseball is very pleased to bring the All-Star Game to Miami for the first time in 2017. We look forward to celebrating our global sport in a true gateway to Latin America and at one of our game's most unique ballparks."
"It's a tremendous honor to host the 2017 All-Star Game and welcome the game's most exciting talent to Miami," said Marlins team owner, Jeffrey H. Loria. "This city represents the new mainstream of America which mirrors the future of our sport: young, diverse and dynamic."
"The 2017 All Star Game in Miami will be a special experience for fans and guests," said Javier Alberto Soto, President and CEO of the Miami Foundation, representing the host communities of South Florida. "We are proud of the partnership with Miami Dade County, the City of Miami, Miami Beach, and the State of Florida. Alongside Major League Baseball, our entire community stands ready to showcase the best of Miami."
Fans can register for the opportunity to purchase full ticket strips for 2017 MLB All-Star events beginning today by visiting AllStarGame.com or Marlins.com. Winners will be randomly selected as available tickets will be limited. Date, time and instructions for purchase will be communicated via email to each selected applicant in late April. A full strip includes a ticket to all three days of ballpark events at Marlins Park, tickets to MLB All-Star FanFest and a commemorative All-Star program.
Miami Marlins season ticket holders will be among the first fans to receive the opportunity to secure tickets for the 2017 MLB All-Star events. For information on Marlins season ticket memberships that include All-Star ticket options, fans should visit marlins.com/seasontickets or call (305) 480-2521.
The City of Miami will become a first-time host of the All-Star Game when the 88th Midsummer Classic will be held next July 11th at Marlins Park, which opened in 2012. The 2017 season will mark the Marlins franchise's 25thseason of play.