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Written by The Staff   
Tuesday, 03 July 2007 01:11
New Nationals BallparkWashington Nationals owner Ted Lerner has sent a letter to Commissoner Selig asking him to consider hosting the All-Star Game in Washington, DC at the new Nationals Stadium slated to open before the start of next season (see larger high resolution renderings, like you see here, of the new Nationals Stadium. See a computer-animated "fly-through" of the new Nationals Stadium)

The earliest that would happen would be in 2010 as the All-Star Game will be in San Fransisco’s AT&T Park this year, Yankee Stadium next year, and Busch Stadium in St. Louis in 2009. As reported by the Washington Times:

"We have a step up over any city because we are the nation's capital, and it would be a showcase for the nation and the world," club president Stan Kasten said. "Having said that, I don't know what year it may happen, because there have been so many new stadiums built in the last decade that still haven't gotten theirs yet and there are two new New York stadiums on the way. There are a lot of pieces. But there is no question about it: We are going to get one."

D.C. has hosted the All-Star Game in 1937, 1956 (Griffith Stadium). 1962 and 1969 (RFK Stadium)

 
 
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