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Report: The 2015 All-Star Game will be in Cincinnati

Jan 21, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

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According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds will host the 2015 All-Star Game. MLB commissioner Bud Selig is expected to make the announcement when he’s in Cincinnati on Wednesday.

This will be the first All-Star Game at Great American Ballpark and the first in Cincinnati since 1988 at Riverfront Stadium. Many speculated that the Nationals would host the 2015 Midsummer Classic, but the decision to give it to the Reds likely takes them off the board until 2017.

This year’s All-Star Game will take place at Citi Field, home of the Mets, while the 2014 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Twins at Target Field.

  1. okwhitefalcon - Jan 21, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Think it’ll sell out?

    • crookedstick - Jan 21, 2013 at 10:21 PM

      Another classy comment from a classy Cardinal fan.

      • brewcrewfan54 - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM

        I like your style.

      • stanleyfrankmusial - Jan 22, 2013 at 8:10 PM

        2012 attendance averages, courtesy of ESPN.com:

        St. Louis – 40,272 (6th overall)
        Cincinnati – 28,978 (16th)

        I’d say it was a VERY apt comment from an informed fan. Humorously put, yes, but surrounding a big ol’ nugget of hard truth.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jan 23, 2013 at 4:25 PM

        Come on Stick. You know that was funny.
        I always tried to find the humor in all the TLR (a sleep at the stoplight) jokes.
        Find the humor in it.

  2. Jackson - Jan 21, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    It’ll be one hell of a Homerun Derby

  3. hojo20 - Jan 21, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Pete Rose should throw out the first pitch to Ray Fosse on the 45th anniversary of their collision in Riverfront.

  4. brewcrewfan54 - Jan 21, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Stadium’s been around this long and this is the first All Star game? Gotta say I’m kinda surprised.

    • mazblast - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:15 PM

      Sometimes the Reds and their fans forget that you have to try in order to get the ASG. It’s not an entitlement.

      Also, keep in mind that Cincinnati was selected well out of sequence in 1988, and 2015 will still be less than 30 years between selections.

      • brewcrewfan54 - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:36 PM

        The last part never crossed my mind but usually a new stadium almost guarantees you’ll get one in the near future. I guess I forgot about the putting in some effort to get one thing. Thanks for the reminder.

      • dan1111 - Jan 22, 2013 at 3:13 AM

        There has been a glut of new stadium building in the 1990’s and 2000’s. Between 2000 and 2004, eight new ballparks opened. Given that glut, it is not surprising that one of the newer ballparks missed out. Citizens Bank Park has also not hosted an All Star game yet.

  5. maddogg911 - Jan 21, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Dodgers will finish with 110-52 record

  6. vincentbojackson - Jan 21, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Pitchers only home run derby in 2015. Otherwise the Ohio River will be full of baseballs.

  7. phillyphever - Jan 21, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    So…when is it Philly’s turn?

    • pefsu13 - Jan 22, 2013 at 2:02 AM

      Seriously. It’ll be more than 20 years, we have a beautiful, new(ish) stadium and we’ve sold out virtually every game for the last 4 years. What more do we have to do!?

      • dan1111 - Jan 22, 2013 at 3:16 AM

        Philadelphia hosted the all star game in 1996, a mere 16 years ago. I’m not a math genius, but I think the average gap between a team’s turns should probably be, oh, about 30 years.

      • pefsu13 - Jan 22, 2013 at 10:50 AM

        Understood. I was trying to refer to the fact that after Citi Field and GAB in Cincy have the ASG, Citizens Bank Park will be the second oldest ballpark to have never hosted an All Star Game, behind Tropicana Field in Tampa. And while it will have been 17 years this year since our last one, the fact that they have filled up 2015 means that by the time we are eligible to host again it will have been 21.

    • jwbiii - Jan 22, 2013 at 11:09 AM

      I would guess Washington in 2017, Miami in 2019 (they’ve never hosted one), and Philadelphia in 2021.

  8. randygnyc - Jan 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Woohoo. I’ll be going to the next TWO AS games. No guilt after missing the game at yankee stadium.

  9. sportsnut101 - Jan 22, 2013 at 2:00 AM

    As a mets fan I’m finally gonna see all stars at citi field this season to bad it’s only for all star game lol

    • dan1111 - Jan 22, 2013 at 3:18 AM

      Don’t be so hard on your team. That’s just not true. Some stars will play at Citi Field during the regular season–for the visitors.

  10. echech88 - Jan 22, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Best part of this story is that they did not choose Miami despite the new, flashy stadium and absence of ever hosting one.

    Maybe Bud is hoping a new owner will be hosting it or that the Marlins might at least be competitive by the time they do.

  11. gilbert718 - Jan 23, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    I would like to see how many homerun derby balls will end up in the water

  12. stlouis1baseball - Jan 23, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    It’s about time! The Great American Smallpark is a nice ballpark.
    Quaint. Not much bigger than a little league diamond.
    But a nice park. Great views from every seat.
    I can not wait to see it. And the home run derby? Moon shots, lazer beams, frozen ropes.
    That Home Run Derby will set records not acheived until the next time Cincinnati hosts the ASG.
    Can’t wait to get tickets!

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