The national spotlight shines bright on Kansas City this week for the 2012 MLB All-Star Game and all the events that surround the Mid-Summer Classic.
It’s been 39 years since the All-Star Game was last held at the Truman Sports Complex. In 1973, Arrowhead Stadium was just a year old. Kauffman Stadium, known as Royals Stadium back then, was in its first year of existence.
A lot has changed in almost four decades, but the city’s red carpet welcome remains constant. Kansas City has once again proven that its civic passion and support for big-time sporting events goes unmatched.
With All-Star events continuing to grow, Arrowhead Stadium has offered its hand in the celebration as well. Arrowhead has been the base for All-Star press conferences, hosted tailgate parties, provided extra staffing and has given visiting fans, as well as a few All-Star players, personalized stadium tours.
When national television cameras turn to aerial shots of the Truman Sports Complex they’ll display a packed house at one of the country’s most scenic baseball stadiums. Next door, they’ll be welcomed by one of the crown jewels of the National Football League.