January 30, 2013 12:15 PM by Wade Blogs
MLB – The Reds will get to serve as hosts of the 2015 All-Star Game.
Joined on a stage that featured Reds CEO Bob Castellini, Selig revealed the news during an afternoon news conference at Great American Ball Park. The stadium will be the site of the Midsummer Classic — one of the game’s biggest showcase events — for the first time.
“I have every confidence that this will be a great event,” Selig said of what will be the 86th edition of the All-Star Game.
It will be the fifth All-Star Game played in Cincinnati, having previously been at Riverfront Stadium in 1988 and 1970 and Crosley Field in 1953 and 1938.
We all know the 2013 All Star game will be the first one at Citi Field, home of the New York Metropolitans. The following summer, 2014, the game will be held in the Twin Cities very own baseball field: Target Field. In 2015, Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park will get the Mid Summer Classic. The last time the Queen city hosted the All Star game was in 1988, when Riverfront Stadium was where the red legs hung their hats. A great event in a great city and a great ballpark. Sure to be a fantastic host.
Nothing excites me more than the All Star Game. One of the greatest days of summer. Tuesday night, a few brews and great players coming together.