Great American Ball Park, which opened in 2003 and seats more than 42,000 fans, was built next door to its predecessor -- Riverfront Stadium/Cinergy Field -- along the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati. When Castellini and his group bought the Reds in 2006, one of his top priorities was to land an All-Star Game for the city.
A new development, The Banks, has sprouted along the river between Great American Ball Park and the Bengals' Paul Brown Stadium. It has brought restaurants, a new park and residential apartments into the area and added life to the experience of attending Reds games.
Cincinnati has waited a long time to play host to another All-Star Game. But the city will have to wait some more to actually hold the event. The 2013 All-Star Game will take place at Citi Field in New York. In 2014, the Twins and Target Field in Minneapolis will play host.