Major League Baseball All-Star Game venues: Wikis

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The Major League Baseball All-Star Game venue is chosen by Major League Baseball and traditionally alternates between the American League and National League every year. This tradition has been broken twice. The first time was in 1951, when the Detroit Tigers were chosen to host the annual game as part of the city's 250th birthday. It was broken again in 2007, when the San Francisco Giants were the host for the 2007 All-Star Game. That scheduling also set up the 2008 game to be held in the scheduled final season at Yankee Stadium.

The "home team" is the league in which the host franchise plays its games. The criteria for choosing the venue are subjective; for the most part, cities with new parks and cities who have not hosted the game in a long time—or ever—tend to get the nod. In the first two decades of the game there were two pairs of teams that shared ballparks, located in Philadelphia and St. Louis. This led to some shorter-than-usual gaps between the use of those venues: The Cardinals hosted the game in 1940, and the Browns in 1948. The Athletics hosted the game in 1943, and the Phillies in 1952.

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Ballparks that have hosted more than one All-Star Game

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Active baseball parks

Defunct baseball parks

Ballparks that have never hosted an All-Star Game

Active baseball parks (oldest parks listed first)

Defunct baseball parks (oldest parks listed first)

The last time each franchise has hosted an All-Star Game

from least recent to most recent

MLB cities in order of most All-Star Games hosted

# City All-Star Games
8 New York, New York Polo Grounds (1934, 1942), Yankee Stadium (1939, 1960, 1977, 2008), Ebbets Field (1949), Shea Stadium (1964)
7 Chicago, Illinois Comiskey Park (1933, 1950, 1983), Wrigley Field (1947, 1962, 1990), U.S. Cellular Field (2003)
5 Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland Stadium (1935, 1954, 1963, 1981), Jacobs Field (1997)
5 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Forbes Field (1944, 1959), Three Rivers Stadium (1974, 1994), PNC Park (2006)
5 St. Louis, Missouri Sportsman's Park (1940, 1948, 1957), Busch Memorial Stadium (1966), Busch Stadium (2009)
4 Boston, Massachusetts Braves Field (1936), Fenway Park (1946, 1961, 1999)
4 Washington, DC Griffith Stadium (1937, 1956), RFK (1962, 1969)
4 Cincinnati, Ohio Crosley Field (1938, 1953), Riverfront Stadium (1970, 1988)
4 Detroit, Michigan Tiger Stadium (1941, 1951, 1971), Comerica Park (2005)
4 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Shibe Park (1943, 1952), Veterans Stadium (1976, 1996)
3 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Milwaukee County Stadium (1955, 1975), Miller Park (2002)
3 San Francisco, California Candlestick Park (1961, 1984), AT&T Park (2007)
3 Houston, Texas Houston Astrodome (1968, 1986), Minute Maid Park (2004)
2 Anaheim, California Angel Stadium (1967, 1989, scheduled 2010)
2 Baltimore, Maryland Memorial Stadium (1958), Oriole Park at Camden Yards (1993)
2 Los Angeles, California Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (1959), Dodger Stadium (1980)
2 Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Stadium (1960), Royals Stadium (1973), Kauffman Stadium (proposed 2012 or 2014)
2 Minneapolis, Minnesota Metropolitan Stadium (actually in Bloomington) (1965), Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (1985)
2 Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (1972), Turner Field (2000)
2 San Diego, California Jack Murphy Stadium (1978, 1992)
2 Seattle, Washington Kingdome (1979), Safeco Field (2001)
1 Montreal, Quebec Olympic Stadium (1982)
1 Oakland, California Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (1987)
1 Toronto, Ontario SkyDome (1991)
1 Arlington, Texas Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1995)
1 Denver, Colorado Coors Field (1998)
0 Phoenix, Arizona Chase Field (scheduled 2011)
0 Miami Gardens, Florida In MLB since 1993
0 St. Petersburg, Florida In MLB since 1998

Hosting All-Star Game and post-season games in same season

Coincidentally, some seasons have seen action at the same ballpark for both mid-summer classic and post-season series.

World Series play had begun 1903

League Championship Series play began 1969

  • 1970: Cincinnati Reds - lost World Series - also first season for Riverfront Stadium
  • 1974: Pittsburgh Pirates - lost NLCS
  • 1976: Philadelphia Phillies - lost NLCS
  • 1977: New York Yankees - won World Series
  • 1983: Chicago White Sox - lost ALCS
  • 1986: Houston Astros - lost NLCS
  • 1991: Toronto Blue Jays - lost ALCS

Division Series play began 1995

  • 1997: Cleveland Indians - lost 1997 World Series
  • 1999: Boston Red Sox - lost ALCS
  • 2000: Atlanta Braves - lost NLDS
  • 2001: Seattle Mariners - lost ALCS
  • 2004: Houston Astros - lost NLCS
  • 2009: St. Louis Cardinals - lost NLDS

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