It will be October before the city releases its official numbers on what kind of monitory impact the All-Star Game had on Kansas City. Most seem to think the game greatly surpassed the goal of $50 to $60 million into the community, but one thing is for sure, Kansas City is getting high marks for the show it put on.
Just like that, the 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City is over, but it's a game people in the town will be talking about for a long time. Some fans like Mindy Jones are still talking about it.
Her family couldn't get tickets to the game, so after watching it on TV on Tuesday night, she had to come out Wednesday and buy tickets to a future Royals game.
"It was just so fun to see Kansas City in the spotlight and national coverage," Jones said. "We enjoyed seeing the stadium and everything they did to prepare for the game."
And while the stage is coming down Wednesday in Kansas City, it could soon be center stage for other events.
Rick Hughes with the Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association said his group entertained 26 potential clients from all over the world at Tuesday night's game.
"I would give it a solid "A" all around," Hughes said. "People look at this and those positive images do transfer into inquiry."
The same goes for the city. The mayor's office said no doubt Kansas City gets an "A" for the week's international exposure. Both the Charity 5K and Fun Run and the Red Carpet Show and parade in the Country Club Plaza set All-Star attendance records.
"It was a showcase of Kansas City and I thought we did very well. We showed off well to clients and I think it will bring more conventions into town," said Danny Rotert, the Communications Director for Kansas City Mayor Sly James.
Back at Kauffman Stadium, the Royals are finally starting to take a breath. More than 120,000 fans went through the turnstiles in three days. Royals officials said it was a huge undertaking, but one that will pay off for the team in the long run.
"It went better than I had hoped," Toby Cook, the vice president of Royals community relations, said. "To hear from Major League Baseball that they thought we were one of the best was very gratifying."
And city leaders are banking on the All-Star week to lead to more and more conventions and attractions in the future.
Unfortunately things haven't fared too well for the American League in All-Star games at The K.
The AL is 0-2 and has been outscored 15-1 by the National League in the two games in Kansas City.
The Kansas City Police Department said everything went according to plan during the All-Star events. Maj. Rich Lockhart said it was a huge team effort to showcase Kansas City on a national stage. About 300 police personnel were assigned to events throughout the city with an extra 85 officers working inside Kauffman Stadium. Regular neighborhood patrols were not affected by the extra staff needed for All-Star events.
First Aid employees and volunteers also stayed busy as 264 people were treated at the First Aid Stations at Kauffman during all of the All-Star Week events. Only five had to be taken to the hospital.
During the game Tuesday night, 127 people were seen at the First Aid Stations and, of those, two were transported to the hospital.
At other venues around town, 444 people stopped in at the First Aid Stations. Also, there were 18 heat-related cases, 17 at Kauffman, and one at the Junior RBI clinic.
Some of the history from Tuesday night's All-Star Game is already on the way to Cooperstown, NY. Artifacts will be on display in time for the opening of Hall of Fame weekend on July 20.
Items donated from Tuesday night's game include Pablo Sandoval's bat from his bases-loaded triple in the first inning and Chipper Jones' cap from the game. It's Jones' final All-Star appearance of his 19-year career.
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