Baseball Across The Region: Northern Kentucky
The 86th Major League Baseball All-Star Game is being held in Cincinnati this month. As part of this high-profile event, MLB officials and officials on both sides of the river worked together to promote “Baseball Across The Region” and to engage greater Cincinnati in this major event. The image below represents the poster sized map of this project.
This NKYmapLAB project looks at the impacts of baseball across the region. These include the regional projected and preliminary economic impacts of the All-Star Game and an overview of the history of baseball in Northern Kentucky. The MLB All-Star Game could have an economic impact of approximately $65 million dollars for greater Cincinnati (source: MLB.com, WCPO.com).
It also highlights investments made in local baseball fields, new multi-modal transportation options with the arrival of RedBike, and the Covington Urban Guide Map (designed and printed by COV | 200) that identifies activities and destination options for out-of-town visitors.
Finally, it illustrates a very visual kick-off to the actual game. An official baseball “will travel throughout the region highlighting the treasured neighborhoods, schools, businesses and community attractions across Reds Country to generate excitement and enthusiasm…”
The ball will complete its journey by crossing the Roebling Suspension Bridge, and arriving at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum, becoming an official part of Reds baseball history.