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Dell Diamond to host 2021 Triple-A All-Star weekend

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Dell Diamond and the Round Rock Express will play host to the 2021 Triple-A All-Star Game, the league and team announced on Thursday. 

The event will take place in mid-July and will include a Home Run Derby and All-Star luncheon. All other dates and times for All-Star-related events will be announced at a later date. Express season ticket holders will have first dibs at tickets. 

"The Pacific Coast League is extremely pleased to have voted Round Rock to host the 2021 Triple-A All-Star Game," Pacific Coast League President Branch Rickey said. "This has become a summer highlight for both leagues and an opportunity to show off our premier players. Our television coverage gives national display to one of our great Triple-A ballparks, adding a crowning luster regardless of which league wins the game.”

It will be the first time Dell Diamond has hosted the Triple-A game since it was opened in April 2000. The venue hosted the Double-A All-Star game in 2001 when the club was a member of the Texas League.  

The Triple-A All-Star this season was held in El Paso and the annual event will take place in Moosic, Pennsylvania in 2020. 

"We could not be more excited to bring the Triple-A All-Star Game to Dell Diamond in 2021," Express President Chris Almendarez said. "This is one of the biggest baseball-related events to take place in Round Rock's storied history and we're anxious to get to show off our great city and ballpark to our friends across Minor League Baseball.”

The Triple-A All-Star Game includes players from the PCL and International League, a league most Round Rock fans don’t get to see in person very often. 

The logo, featuring bluebonnets, the Texas State Flag and the Round Rock water tower, was designed by Ryan Foose of Fooser Sports Design, the same designer of the Round Rock Chupacabras logo. 

Celebrating their 25th year in Round Rock and naming rights of the stadium, Dell Technologies will be the sponsor for the weekend festivities. 

"The Round Rock Express have been one of the elite franchises in all of Minor League Baseball for many years, so it is only fitting that they were selected to host the 2021 Triple-A All-Star Game. I know they will host a wonderful and entertaining event," Minor League Baseball President Pat O'Conner said.

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