It’s been 12 years since Cleveland last hosted the MLB All-Star Game and a lot has changed since then! For starters, the 1997 game was held at Jacobs Field and now our beloved stadium at the corner of Carnegie & Ontario is known as Progressive Field. There have been numerous updates and improvements to the ballpark and Downtown Cleveland over the last decade and we’re excited for visitors to spend time exploring our city! Whether this is your first time here or you’re a native Clevelander, our guide will help you make the most out of The Land during MLB All-Star Weekend, July 5-9, 2019!
Late-Night Bar Scene
73 (!) Cleveland-area bars and restaurants have been approved to stay open until 4 a.m. during All-Star Weekend. A couple of our favorites include Mabel’s BBQ on E. 4th and Market Garden Brewery on W. 25th, two locally-owned hot spots with Cleveland-style BBQ from Iron Chef and Cleveland native, Michael Symon, and award-winning craft beers with delicious food in a historic part of town. See the full list of bars/restaurants with extended hours, here.
The Cleveland Indians and MLB will provide fans with their own opportunity to interact and immerse themselves in the world of baseball at Play Ball Park. The best part? All of the outdoor activities at Play Ball Park are free to the public. Purchase an affordable family four-pack for any day during All-Star Weekend and have a blast with the whole family!
Pieces of Cleveland
Have you noticed that the official logo of the 2019 MLB All-Star Game is a guitar? Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and if you’re a first-time visitor to our city, the world-renowned Rock Hall is a must-see spot. It checks all the boxes for music lovers and sits on the shores of Lake Erie. Good vibes, beautiful scenery, perfect day!
If you haven’t been back to Cleveland since the last All-Star Game in 1997, then you may want to take a visit to The Flats, the recently redeveloped district on the banks of the Cuyahoga River. With water activities to do during the day (kayaking, boating, jet skiing) and an exciting and revived nightlife, there’s something for everyone.
Getting to the Game & Downtown Cleveland
Here are some quick tips from our travel experts:
- Flying in? Don’t stress for time. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is only a 13-minute drive to Progressive Field in Downtown Cleveland!
- Cleveland’s major public transportation system, RTA, provides transportation throughout Cleveland and 58 surrounding municipalities via trains, buses, downtown trolleys and the Healthline. If you are flying into Cleveland Hopkins Airport, catch the red line and the train will have you downtown in less than 30 minutes, or take another route to nearby shopping centers and neighborhoods. Downtown trolleys are free to the public, and ALL RTA transportation is free for kids under 12! Click here to check schedules and learn more, or click here to download their app for mobile ticketing!
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