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Boise All Star Game Projected To Bring Big Money To Town

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Samantha Wright
Boise State Public Radio

Baseball fans will get a chance to see some of the sport’s rising stars Tuesday night as Boise hosts the 2019 All Star Game between the Northwest and Pioneer leagues.

Officials are expecting about 5,000 people to head to Memorial Stadium for the game, with plenty of them packing Boise hotels and restaurants.

Taylor Williamson with the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau says he’s estimating the event and the weekend leading up to it will generate about half a million dollars.

“It’s just a really great way to showcase what makes Boise cool because obviously, the game is the focus, but there’s other things going on and people are staying downtown," Williamson said. "They get to go out and enjoy our great restaurants and things we as locals know make Boise so cool."

He says he expects that number to get bigger once he gets final reports from the business community.

The night begins with three players from each league squaring off in a home run derby prior to the game.

The Northwest League has the better record coming into the match. They’ve beat the Pioneer League three games to one since the series began five years ago.

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