All-Star Game Questions Answered

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 2012 MLB All-Star Game countdown has begun! As Kansas City prepares for its International spotlight, below are a list of frequently asked questions to help businesses and attractions get ready for All-Star week.

Q: What does All-Star Summer consist of?
A: Please visit the 2012 All-Star Game event page for full schedule and ticket information for the following events:

July 6-10

• MLB All-Star FanFest at Kansas City Convention Center at Bartle Hall,
9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday through Monday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday

July 8

• MLB All-Star Charity 5K & Fun Run presented by Nike at Power & Light District, 7:30 a.m. CT
• Taco Bell All-Star Sunday at Kauffman Stadium featuring SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game
(4 p.m. CT) and Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (approx. 7:30 p.m. CT)

July 9

• Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Kauffman Stadium featuring:
State Farm Home Run Derby, 7 p.m. CT

July 10

• 83rd MLB All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium, 7 p.m. CT

Q: Which individual All-Star events are currently available to purchase tickets?
A: Tickets for the following events are all available now:

• MLB All-Star FanFest
• Taco Bell All-Star Sunday
• MLB All-Star Game Charity 5K and Fun Run presented by Nike
Go to AllStarGame.com to purchase tickets and to register.

Q: What are the trademark and copyright rules and regulations relating to All-Star Summer?
A:
Trademarks and copyrights relating to All-Star Summer and MLB in general are owned and controlled by various Major League Baseball entities. If you would like to speak with someone about obtaining the right to use Major League Baseball marks and logos, please call 212-931-7800.

Q: How do I get involved in All-Star Summer events?
A: Kansas Citians showed their excitement by registering for All-Star volunteer opportunities. Nearly 6,000 people signed up to volunteer, allowing MLB to close registration almost six weeks early. Approximately half of these registrants will be needed to help with All-Star events, around the city and during All-Star FanFest.
Not an official volunteer? Don’t worry, you still have opportunities to show your spirit by welcoming All-Star visitors and fans from all over the world with hospitality and kindness.

Q: Where can I find out more information about official All-Star Events?
A: Click here for All-Star related questions and answers.

Q: My community or organization has an event going that we would like to promote. Is there a way to promote to the community?
A:  Submit your related event to VisitKC.com. If your event meets the criteria required for listing, it will be posted on the KCCVA’s microsite featuring community events.

Q: There are a lot of great places in Kansas City to visit during the All-Star Game Week. What kind of transportation is available to get me where I want to go?
A: Kansas City has many modes of transportation available to the public.

KCI Airport: http://www.flykci.com/Direction/GroundTransportation/Index.htm

KCATA:  http://store.kcata.org/special.php

Taxis: Taxi and car services are available throughout the Kansas City metro area. Kansas City has over 500 licensed taxicab vehicles at your service. Click here for a list of taxi and car service companies that are members of the KCCVA.

BikeShare KC: Click here for more information.

Q: I am traveling to and from Kansas City through Kansas City International Airport. How should I plan ahead?
A: KCI Airport is approximately 20 miles NW of downtown Kansas City.

Click here for Transportation options to/from KCI.

KCI would like to remind travelers that the airport will experience additional traffic during the All-Star Week. Please allow additional time for check-in, security lines, rental car services, shuttles and more during your travel.

Please keep in mind FAA Rules and Regulations. Carry-on items such as mini-baseball bats, barbecue sauce bottles over the three-ounce liquid limit level and more will be confiscated. Click here for a list of items not allowed through security.

Q: What are the details on parking in Kansas City?
A:
Kansas City’s main parking operators will have additional staff available at specific locations as they relate to official Major League Baseball events. Parking opportunities will be at a premium and we encourage residents and guests to explore the multiple options in getting around Kansas City.

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