Aug 29, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT
This isn’t exactly breaking news, since reports about Minnesota hosting the 2014 All-Star game popped up months ago, but today MLB made things official.
I suppose this means I’ll have to make a rare appearance in the Target Field press box.
Minnesota hosted the All-Star game back in 1985, at the Metrodome, and the Twins moved into Target Field in 2010. Last night the three-year-old ballpark’s announced attendance dipped below 30,000 for the first time and, having been there for the Twins-Mariners game, I can assure you there wasn’t more than 20,000 people actually in the seats.
It’s a great ballpark and will be packed for the All-Star game, which should at the very least provide a nice distraction for the state’s baseball fans in case the Twins haven’t turned things around by then.
This year’s All-Star game was in Kansas City and next year’s All-Star game will be at Citi Field in New York.
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