T-Mobile Park will be host to the 2023 All-Star Game of baseball by the Seattle Mariners.
With Rob Manfred, the commissioner of baseball, the team announced that a news conference would be held at Seattle’s Space Needle on Thursday. The news conference will announce that Seattle will host the 2023 All-Star Game. A person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity, as the topic was not disclosed.
For the third consecutive year, the All-Stars will be hosted in Seattle. Safeco Field was originally built in 1999. It was home to the American League’s 4-1 win in 2001. This was part of a string of 12 AL wins that culminated in a 7-7 tie in 2002. This game was the last All-Star appearance of Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn.
The 1979 All-Star Game took place at the old Kingdome. It was won by the NL 7-6.
Along with John Stanton, Mariners chairman, and Catie Griggs, president of business operations, Edgar Martinez and Ken Griffey Jr. are expected to attend the news conference.
Over objections from MLB to Georgia’s voting laws, which critics claim are too restrictive, the All-Star Game was moved this year to Denver’s Coors Field.
The Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles will host the All-Star Game next year on July 19. The 2020 All-Star Game was to have been hosted by the Dodgers, but it was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
MLB announced that the 2026 All-Star Game would be held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia in 2019, as part of celebrations marking the 250th anniversary American independence.