Vendors face restrictions for next year's All-Star Game
This map shows where vendors could face new regulations during next year's All-Star Game. Provided by the city
Great American Ball Park. File photo
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
sell items around Great American Ball Park will face new rules for next year's Major
League Baseball All-Star Game about where and what they can sell, FOX19 has learned.
In a letter
dated Monday, the city said during the six-day All-Star Game celebrations,
vendor licenses within a "baseball special event area" will have restrictions
which will preclude all sales of merchandise, goods and wares. The city also
said ticket sales and product sampling won't be allowed in the area during the
otherwise permitted beverages and food can be sold in the area according to the
terms of each vendor license.
The area is roughly
from West Pete Rose Way at West Mehring Way (west of the Brent Spence Bridge) to
Columbia Parkway and Martin Drive to the east. From north to south, it's from West
Ninth Street to the riverfront. It does
not include Fountain Square but the Duke Energy Convention Center is part of
said it will help vendors who want to relocate to other vendor-permitted areas
within the city during the six-day period to sell all permitted items.
In a Sept.
16, 2011 letter to Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig when the city
was bidding for the game, then City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. said the city
agreed to a "clean zone." Dohoney said the clean zone would be passed by
council on or before Feb. 1, 2015.
agrees that MLB has the exclusive right to sell, distribute and otherwise
promote the sale of MLB merchandise and products of MLB sponsors and/or
partners in the clean zone," Dohoney said.
City Council's budget committee will review an ordinance about the new
regulations at 1 p.m. Monday. The full council could vote on the measure at 2
p.m. June 25.
The game is
July 14, 2015 and will be televised on FOX19.
game is July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis where the Minnesota Twins play.
The game will be shown on FOX19.