Will Citi Field host the 2013 All-Star Game?
With the 80th All-Star Game from St. Louis now in the books, eyes are being set for the next set of Mid-Summer Classic games.
Baseball has officially announced that the LA Angels will host the 2010 ASG in Anaheim, and the 2011 game at the Diamondbacks’ Chase Field in Phoenix. It seems that all but a press conference is needed to confirm that the Royals Kaufmann Stadium will host the 2012 All-Star Game. But what about after that?
Citing unnamed sources, Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, the 2013 Mid-Summer Classic will be at Citi Field, the new home for the Mets.
"That's the way it's looking," a source told The Post yesterday. "That also gives Citi Field time to get everything set. The Mets deserve to have an All-Star Game."
A game there would mark the second game in New York in just 5 years (old Yankee Stadium hosted last year’s All-Star Game).
The Nationals are also lobbying hard for an All-Star Game, but according to Kernan, they “will probably have to wait until 2015.”
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