When the MLB needed hotel event graphics for the 2016 All-Star FanFest, a five-day extravaganza taking over most of downtown San Diego, they reached out to bluemedia to develop the best décor plan for each hotel. Having worked on last year’s MLB All-Star Game stadium graphics in Cincinnati, our team was ready to provide everything that was needed for the locations—and the estimated 47,000 hotel room nights associated with the game.
Taking place at the San Diego Convention Center, the MLB All-Star FanFest was a great success, bringing in over 30,000 attendees during its run from July 8th through the 12th. The bluemedia team was responsible for the signage and décor for the Hilton Bayfront, which acted as the MLB HQ Hotel, the Manchester Grand Hyatt, which was the host hotel for the teams and their players, eight ancillary hotels, like the Hard Rock, Omni, and Westin, as well as the graphics for several MLB-themed retail shops.
Prior to the event, the bluemedia team flew to San Diego to meet with each of the hotels and develop a plan for installation. Working closely with each hotel allowed all parties to agree on the best time to produce and complete the project. bluemedia sent a team of nine installers, along with our local install partner, CPR Signs, who had a crew of five to help complete the task. Installing the graphics took six days, including two overnight installs.
Although bluemedia has had the privilege of working with the MLB in the past, this project was our first opportunity to work with them from beginning to end, including surveying, designing artwork based on the League’s style guides, and more. We’re proud of our continued relationship with the MLB, and having another successful event down for the record books.
Thank you for the great work on both buildings. You were a pleasure to work with and were exactly right on how to create the wrap. Glad I trusted you.