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

July, 10, 2012
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 works for SportsNation. He has worked for the Web and newspapers, had a cup of craft service coffee in film school, and played in one Division III golf tournament (he shot 105).



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