Event includes concerts, home-run derby, autograph session
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 1, 2016) — The Lexington Legends will host the South Atlantic League All-Star game on June 21, the team announced today. The event matches the top players from the league’s Northern and Southern divisions. The Legends are a Class A team for the world champion Kansas City Royals. Paul Miller Ford will serve as presenting sponsor for the All-Star game.
“This is a tremendous honor and privilege for the Legends to represent our city with the South Atlantic League All-Star Game and events surrounding the game,” said Legends president and CEO Andy Shea. “We are excited to celebrate with our fans, and to show off our city and Whitaker Bank Ballpark.”
As part of the all-star festivities national recording duo Thompson Square will perform a free concert in downtown Lexington on June 20, part of a partnership with the Downtown Lexington Corporation. Kentucky’s own Halfway to Hazard will perform at Whitaker Bank Ballpark before the game Tuesday night.
All-Star players, league and team executives will stay at the 21c Museum Hotel and the Hilton Lexington/Downtown.
The annual All-Star game luncheon will be held June 21 at Tony’s of Lexington on Main Street. It will be followed by a team autograph session at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
The Legends also announced plans for a twist to the Home Run Derby competition. The Home Run Derby, which will take place before the game, will include a skills competition and a horse “race” in which (mascot-style) horses will advance based on home runs hit.
Tickets to the All-Star Game officially go on sale March 12, but advance tickets will be available at Paul Miller Ford and Fortune Collision Centre locations in Lexington, Frankfort, Georgetown and Nicholasville.