KC prepares for All-Star game - KCTV5

KC prepares for All-Star game

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

The countdown is on for Kansas City to play host to the Major League Baseball All-Star game in 2012.

There will be a lot going on, so you might as well get ready.

The All-Star game will bring an economic impact of $65 million dollars, which is the equivalent of a company with 600 to 700 employees operating for one year.

There are expected to be around 150,000 visitors to the city over the All-Star weekend.

The majority of those people are going to stay in hotels, many will fly in, while a host of others will drive. They're going to catch cabs, they're going to rent cars, and they'll, of course, eat a lot of food.

The city is going to be put on display, with 33 million viewers expected, in 230 countries.

So to make sure it goes off without a hitch, a delegation representing Kansas City's efforts is in Phoenix  right now.

"There are probably some 20 to 30 people, from the Royals staff, to the Convention Visitors Association, Sports Commission, city governments of Jackson County, Kansas City, Missouri State Department of Tourism that are all down there, obviously shadowing the people in Phoenix to learn the positives and things that work, things that didn't work," said Cindy Smith with the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission.

Kansas City is not wasting any time letting the world know it will be ready.

The city will unveil the logo for next year's game, next month.

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