Australian Baseball League All Star Game A Homerun For Tourism

12 August 2015

Australia’s best baseball stars will clash in Victoria when the Melbourne Ballpark hosts the 2015 Australian Baseball League All Star game in December.

The showcase encounter pits Australia’s national baseball outfit, Team Australia, against the ABL’s most decorated international imports, the World All Stars.

A $50,000 Andrews Labor Government Significant Sporting Events Program grant ensures Victoria hosts the hallmark event for a fourth-straight year.

The blockbuster will be broadcast around the globe on ESPN, Fox Sports and the Major League Baseball channel in the United States, showcasing our state to fans right around the world.

Baseball is a worldwide sport, and it’s growing in Australia. The Melbourne Aces regularly entertain crowds at the Laverton venue, which has seating for 2,400 fans.

Victoria sets the standard when it comes to the big sporting events, and we’re working hard to stay number one. Our calendar keeps our businesses busy and our economy strong – and that means jobs for Victorians and a stronger state.

The Labor Government’s 2015-16 Victorian Budget includes an $80 million boost to Victoria’s war chest for major events.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events John Eren

“Baseball is a growing game in Australia, and the Australian Baseball League All Star game is a opportunity to see our biggest stars.”

“This blockbuster game will be broadcast right around the globe, showcasing our state to fans all over the world.”

“Victoria’s tourism stocks are strong under a Labor Government. The industry employs 200,000 people – and we want to grow it even further.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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