Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – The Miami Marlins will apparently host the
2017 All-Star Game.
The Miami Herald reported that Major League Baseball should make it official
sometime before pitchers and catchers report to spring training. It will be
Miami’s first time hosting the event, but it is not the first time it has been
awarded the game.
MLB awarded the Marlins the 2000 All-Star Game only to take it away and give
it to Atlanta after the 1997 World Series team was dismantled. The franchise
had also made a bid to host the 2015 contest.
Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park will host this year’s All-Star Game,
while San Diego will welcome the 2016 Midsummer Classic.
Once the next three games are completed only four existing ballparks will
remain that have not yet hosted an All-Star Game. They are: Yankee Stadium,
Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park, Tampa Bay’s Tropicana Field and
Washington’s Nationals Park.