Bracing for impact: Organizers want to maximize Cincinnati's All-Star opportunity

Bumps expected in conventions, tourism, attendance

CINCINNATI - Phil Castellini hasn’t completed his to do list for the 2015 MLB All Star Game, but he’s already sure of two things: It will keep Reds employees busy and touch every corner of the Tri-State.

“It’s almost like a second full time job for the 12 months leading up to it,” said Castellini, chief operating officer for baseball’s first professional team, which landed baseball’s biggest event in January, 2013. “All the work that’s been done in the city, from Washington Park to Fountain Square to down here on the Banks, you’re going to see this All-Star activation literally spread all throughout town. So, one thing that’s going to be really fun to see is how all this development has prepared Cincinnati to host a national jewel event like this.”

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