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Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland Successfully Hosts PLAY BALL PARK
7/18/2019
The Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, managed by SMG, hosted Major League Baseball’s PLAY BALL PARK July 5-9, the largest indoor and outdoor interactive baseball theme park in the world. Hosted in the heart of downtown Cleveland, the PLAY BALL PARK fan experience was a part of the week-long celebration surrounding the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The indoor portion was hosted in the Convention Center Exhibit Halls, meeting rooms, and Grand Ballroom and the outdoor portion was hosted on the facility’s roof, Cleveland Malls B & C.

MLB PLAY BALL PARK

So, what does it take to host MLB PLAY BALL PARK? Here’s a look by the numbers…
  • 500,000 (˝ M) watts of power
  • 294,000 pounds of rigging
  • 149,513 fans attended PLAY BALL PARK, the most attended MLB fan festival in 10 years
  • 45,387 prizes given away to fans at PLAY BALL PARK via the All-Star Experience Pass
  • 24,000 fans attended two concerts on Mall B (Twenty-One Pilots and The Killers)
  • 19,000 pounds, the weight of the massive LED wall centerpiece as fans entered PLAY BALL PARK
  • 16,584 ounces of soft-serve ice cream
  • 7,171 hot dogs
  • 6,800 feet of truss was hung from the Convention Center rafters
  • 2,488 bags of Utz potato chips
  • 1,851 Cleveland Indians-themed Pretzels (beer cheese and Bertman’s Ballpark Mustard)
  • 1,767 Chicago Cubs-themed Chicken Sandwiches (beer can chicken, spiced bacon, djonaise)
  • 827 Cotton Candy treats
  • 782 Miami Marlins-themed Nachos (lechon pork, avocado crema, cotija cheese)
  • 746 LA Dodgers-themed Sausages (Al Pastor sausage, pineapple salsa, cilantro-lime crema)
  • 673 Diamondbacks Reuben ‘Dirt on it Dog’ (mac&cheese, 1000 island dressing, scallions)
  • 635 Parma Pierogis
  • 522 White Sox Polish Platters (1/2-pound Kielbasa sausage, sauerkraut, pierogis, onions)
  • 325 customized Huntington Convention Center All-Star jerseys worn by staff (photo attached)
  • 283 chain motors
  • 190-foot zip line constructed on Malls B and C
  • 120 non-motorized points for sign handing
  • 1.5 miles of cabling and extension cords
About the facility
The Huntington Convention Center and Global Center, managed by SMG, provides 225,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 32,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, 35 meeting and breakout rooms, a robust technology package, an expansive truck loading dock, and a 12.5-acre green roof with spectacular views of Lake Erie. The attached 600-room Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel features a 32-story tower filled with guest rooms, meeting space, ballrooms, and multiple dining and entertainment options. Learn more at www.clevelandconventions.com.


Contact:
djohnson@clevelandconventions.com






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