The Major League Baseball All-Star Game events attracted plenty of support from fans and players in San Diego, with over 400,000 people attending the events in July, according to a media report.
A total of 124,564 people registered for the three days of ballpark events at Petco Park,a MLB official said.
There was no shortage of audience participation at the games with over 216,000 people involved in the FanFest Experience program, a fan engagement platform at the MLB All-Star FanFest. According to MLB, this marks a 400 percent increase from last year’s MLB All-Star events.
The All-Star FanFest had the most positive reception with 117,144 attendees, according to the MLB.
An all-time sales record was set for online shoppers of FanFest merchandise on MLB.com. The sales exceeded the top two All-Star sales years in San Francisco and New York, with sales 36 percent higher than last year’s event in Cincinnati.
Sales of Majestic jerseys and apparel went up by 39 percent, according to the MLB. This was mostly due to the Padres-inspired gold and brown Home Run Derby jerseys. The New Era headwear was the most popular item of the various MLB consumer products.
At the first ever Play Ball Park, which provided activities for youth baseball and softball players, there were about 4,000 young people involved.
In short, the MLB All-Star events were as popular as ever this year, with lots of festival-goers, baseball players and online shoppers.