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Baseball All Star Game Future Locations OR

Baseball All Star Game Future Locations OR

Baseball All Star Game Future Locations

Paring down a list of cities the MLB will consider for the 2019 Baseball All Star Game is not as simple as it may seem. With just one announcement of a preliminary list of cities, the MLB opens the doors for rumors, hearsay, and speculation as to where the 2019 All Star Game will be held.

Baseball

As of 2019, one Major League Baseball franchise has never hosted an All-Star Game: the Tampa Bay Rays. The Miami Marlins hosted for the first time in 2017 following the 2012 opening of Marlins Park, although Miami was initially scheduled to host in 2000, MLB eventually moved the game to Atlanta. All-Star games have been played in D.C., hosted by both incarnations of the Washington Senators (now known as the Minnesota Twins and as the Texas Rangers), as well as by the Washington Nationals in 2018.

The New Yankee Stadium opened its doors to baseball fans in 2009 and the Yankees won a World Championship that same year. The last time the Yankees hosted the Mid-summer Classic was in 2008 when the team was playing its final season at the Old Yankee Stadium (1923-2008). If the New Yankee Stadium gets the 2024 MLB All-Star Game, then the Mid-Summer Classic would take place at the Yankees’ current home for the first time ever. The New Yankee Stadium has hosted multiple sporting events as it hosted one World Series, five American League Championship Series, and eight playoff appearances The venue is also the home of Major League Soccer’s New York City FC. (Source: www.sports-teller.com)

League

According to Jacob Steinberg (Pressbox.com), Baltimore Mayer Brandon Scott has expressed interest in the Orioles hosting a future All-Star Game. Scott said that the Mid-Summer Classic would be unique at Camden Yards due to Home Run Derby balls potentially landing on the Right Field Warehouse Building. If the Orioles end up getting the 2024 MLB All-Star Game, then the team would be hosting the event for the first time since 1992. Since 2010, Baltimore has witnessed some major sporting events. During the 2012 season, the Ravens won the Super Bowl when they defeated the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans. Also, the Orioles reached the playoffs three times since 2010 (including the 2014 American League Championship Series).

According to the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs are hoping that the league awards them the game as soon as renovations complete. Wrigley Field is currently undergoing a multi-year renovation that includes new video boards and new concourses and locker rooms. If the Cubs do get the 2024 game, then they will host the event for the first time since 1990. In fact, the Mid-Summer Classic would come to Chicago for the first time since 2003 at U.S. Cellular Field. Chicago recently hosted the 2017 MLS All-Star Game as well as the NHL Draft in the same year. (Source: www.sports-teller.com)

 

 

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