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|Major League Baseball All-Stars Parade Through Streets Of Anaheim and Main Street U.S.A. In Disneyland Park|
ANAHEIM, CA - (May 20, 2010) - Fans will have an opportunity to see their favorite 2010 MLB All-Stars up close on the streets of Anaheim and on television nationally on MLB Network as part of the sixth annual MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevy. In addition, the parade will continue through the gates of Disneyland park down Main Street U.S.A. for guests visiting the park.
On Tuesday, July 13, fans are invited to watch the procession of All-Stars to the 81st Midsummer Classic as they make their way down an approximately 6,000 square yard red carpet stretching three quarters of a mile from the corner of South Harbor Blvd. at Convention Way to Disney Way, where the public portion concludes. The parade will then continue through Disneyland park down Main Street U.S.A. for guests in the park. A map of the parade route is included at the end of the release.
The event, which begins at 11:30 a.m. PT, is scheduled to feature all Major League Baseball All-Stars as well as the AL and NL All-Star team managers all riding in Chevrolet Silverados. MLB Network will telecast the event nationally at 4:00 p.m. ET and air an abbreviated version at 7:30 p.m. ET.
"The All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevy gives fans the opportunity to see their favorite MLB stars in a unique way and brings fans closer to the game,” said Tim Brosnan, Executive Vice President, Business, Major League Baseball. “In addition to the people of Anaheim, we are thrilled to bring the event into the Disneyland Resort to share this celebration of Major League Baseball with their guests from across America and around the world.”
“Disneyland Resort is thrilled to participate in the MLB All-Star Game festivities, and help shine the spotlight on the entire Anaheim Resort Area,” said George A. Kalogridis, President, Disneyland Resort. “With the Midsummer Classic here in our own backyard, I can’t imagine a more perfect All-Star Game parade route than one that concludes on Main Street U.S.A. in Disneyland park and allows our guests to join in the celebration."
“We are glad the MLB All-Stars will ride in style in Chevrolets for the 6th year in a row,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President, Chevrolet Marketing. “Watching the MLB stars will be a memorable experience for baseball fans around the world who catch the All-Star Red Carpet Show.”
“We look forward to hosting the 2010 MLB All-Star Game, and in particular the All-Star Red Carpet Show,” said City of Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle. “This is a wonderful opportunity for fans to enjoy the All-Star Summer and see their favorite players up close as they travel down Harbor Blvd. Anaheim stands ready to welcome the players and the fans!”
With the outcome of the All-Star Game again determining which League will have home field advantage in the World Series, the World Series Trophy crafted by Tiffany & Company will be on display as part of the MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevy.
As part of the ongoing commitment by Major League Baseball to environmental sustainability, MLB is again working with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), implementing measures to reduce the event’s environmental footprint. For the MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevy, the players will be traveling on a red carpet made from 100 percent recycled fiber and produced by electricity produced by 100 percent renewable wind and solar power. Chevy will be providing Chevy Silverado vehicles with E85 ethanol capability for the players and their families.
Media will be able to cover the MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevy from a designated area on Disney Way and South Harbor Blvd.
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