K.C. dyes fountains blue for All-Star Game

July, 10, 2012
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The Kansas City Royals' Kauffman Stadium features some majestic fountains, and there's a reason for that -- K.C. itself is called the City of Fountains and boasts the second-most worldwide (only Rome has more).

So naturally, with the MLB All-Star Game in town, the city wanted to celebrate in a special, unique way:

KC FountianCourtesy of the City of Kansas City, Mo., Communications Office
Yes, the city's Parks and Recreation department dyed multiple fountains "All-Star Blue" on Friday, and will keep them that way until Wednesday morning, according to parks and recreation marketing director Heidi Downer. It's a typical move, Downer said, as K.C. often colors its fountains around big events.

In addition, several non-city-owned fountains, including the Barney Allis Plaza one above, got festive.









Images courtesy of the City of Kansas City, Mo., Communications Office.

This post has been updated.
Patrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).

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