What did fans think of Miami as host city for All-Star Game?

Posted at 11:33 PM, Jul 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-12 05:12:01-04

Miami was host to its first ever Major League Baseball All-Star Game and its festivities.

So how did South Florida do?

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Jokingly, the fans WPTV talked to from all over said it's too hot here. Seriously, once fans were able to get here, they gave the whole All-Star experience high marks. But getting here was the hard part.


For many baseball fans, it was their first trip to Miami and Marlins Park.

"It was awesome," Justin Neugebauer of New York. "I watch Marlins games on TV all the time. This stadium is sick. I wasn't expecting it to look so nice on the outside."

"There is a Miami vibe out here," said Darren Kerfoot of Southern California. "Loud music. Hispanic music. Drinks and stuff like that. Definitely different than Angels Stadium, that's for sure."

"We've got a beach in Chicago but nothing like this beach here," said Jeff Floerke from the Windy City.

Fan Fest and the Home Run Derby receiving high marks too.

"We're from New York so we got to see (Aaron) Judge, so that was pretty exciting," Caleb Neugerbauer said.

But there is room for improvement.

"The logisics, the transportation. It's been a little bit of a cluster," said May Forsythe from Dayton Ohio.

"It took us an hour to get here from our hotel," said Montoya Hawthorne said from Cincinnati.

"The traffic has been a little bit of a challenge," Floerke said.

"It's kind of tough because there's a big ole stadium in Little Havana," Kerfoot said.

In 2020, Miami will host the Super Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium. WPTV asked all those fans, based on their experience here, if they would come back for that if their home town team were in it.

All of them said yes.