The eyes of the baseball world will be on Miami this Tuesday as the 88th All-Star Game – and all the festivities that go with it – take over the city.
Fans will get their first glimpse of the sport’s best players during the All-Star Red Carpet Show, which begins at 12:30 p.m. on Biscayne Boulevard at Chopin Plaza and will go north to NE 8th Street. The road has been closed since Monday night and will remain closed after the event, so drivers will need to avoid the area.
Former Miami Marlins star Jeff Conine and MLB Hall of Famer Tony Perez will serve as the honorary grand marshals, while members of both the National League and American League teams will greet fans ahead of tonight’s game.
For the first time in franchise history, the Marlins will host the mid-summer classic when both teams take the field inside Marlins Park with first pitch expected shortly after 8 p.m. Miami hopes to be good luck for the NL, which has lost the last four games to the AL.
Fans that can’t make it out to either event can still enjoy some of the All-Star experience as the Fan Fest continues Tuesday at the Miami Beach Convention Center from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.