Monday, January 21, 2013

Report: Cincinnati Reds to host 2015 All-Star Game

Big news for the Queen City: Great American Ball Park will reportedly play host to the 2015 All-Star Game, according to sources confirmed by John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is scheduled to be in town on Wednesday to officially make the announcement. He is already slated to make an appearance to announce the newest Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy, which is being built in Cincinnati, the first of its kind in the Midwest.

Cincinnati hasn't hosted an All-Star weekend since 1988 at Riverfront Stadium. The city also hosted the Midsummer Classic in 1938, 1953, and 1970. This will be the first All-Star Game played at GABP, which opened in 2003.

The Reds have yet to issue a statement on the development.

The 2013 All-Star Game will be played in New York at Citi Field, while Minnesota is slated to host the 2014 event at Target Field.

The San Diego Padres, Miami Marlins, and Washington Nationals were the other National League teams rumored to have made a push to field the game. But in the end, it was baseball's oldest professional franchise who won the honor.

Via Cincinnati Enquirer

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