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New York set to unveil All-Star schedule of events

There's a star-studded announcement coming from City Hall that every baseball fan in the nation can get behind.

Major League Baseball, the New York Mets and the City of New York have scheduled a press conference on Wednesday to outline the 2013 All-Star schedule, unveil the names on the 2013 MLB All-Star ballot and illustrate the impact the Midsummer Classic on July 16 at Citi Field will have on New York City.

Fans can watch the press conference live on starting at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Among the dignitaries expected to attend the announcement are New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, six-time All-Star David Wright and Major League Baseball's Tim Brosnan, the Executive Vice President, Business. Edgardo Alfonzo, John Franco and Mookie Wilson, who all serve as New York Mets Legend and Club Ambassadors, will also be in attendance.

New York City has hosted the All-Star Game nine times, but this year's game will be the first in Queens since 1964. New York last hosted the Midsummer Classic in 2008 at old Yankee Stadium.

Including the space in 54 luxury boxes, six clubs and restaurants, Citi Field can hold up to 41,922 fans at maximum capacity. Opened in 2009, the ballpark is within steps of the Citi Field-Willets Point stop on the New York City subway's elevated No. 7 line.

Jesse Sanchez is a reporter for

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