Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia Phillies), Truist Park (Atlanta Braves), Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees), and Globe Life Field Texas Rangers (baseball) are the only current stadiums that have not yet hosted an All-Star Game, in addition to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. The National Football League has a long history of hosting the All-Star Game; however, no NFL stadium has ever hosted the event.
The American League has won every All-Star Game played at home since the National League introduced its three-game series in 1998. The last time the games were played out west was in 2001 when the Seattle Mariners defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4-3. The last time they were played on national television was in 1999 when the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves, 7-6.
The next All-Star Game is scheduled for July 14-15, 2015. The game will be played at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park with the NL defeating the AL, 3-1. For more information about the All-Star Game, visit allstargame.com.
Major League Baseball chooses the location of the All-Star Game. The site selection criteria are subjective; traditionally, cities with new ballparks and those that have not hosted the game in a long time—or ever—tend to be chosen. The National League wins most years.
The last three games of the World Series also are held at a stadium other than home field for either team. This is done because many fans want to see their favorite team play in its own ballpark. The World Series games are played in whichever city offers it best for television viewers. Los Angeles has hosted both the American and National Leagues since 1998. San Francisco has hosted only the National League since 1962 (it also hosted in 1959 and 1957). New York has hosted the All-Star Game eight times, more than any other city.
The first All-Star Game was held on July 11, 1933. The National League won 4-3 at Washington Park in Cincinnati. Bill Wambsganns of the Brooklyn Dodgers was the MVP.
The Tampa Bay Rays are the only team that has yet to host an All-Star Game. Every year, the locations have rotated between the American and National Leagues, with an AL team hosting in an odd-numbered year and an NL team hosting in an even-numbered year. The last time that an NL team hosted was in 2009 when Chicago's Wrigley Field hosted the Midsummer Classic for the first time ever.
Tampa Bay became the first franchise to play all of its home games at a single location when they opened Tropicana Field in 1996. The stadium is named after the trademarked term "Tropicana Field" that its primary sponsor, the Tropicana Hotel & Casino, had acquired back in 1993. When the Rays moved into their new stadium in 2017, they were unable to continue playing there due to concerns about the quality of the surface. They currently play half of their home games at Tropicana Field and half of them at St. Petersburg's New York Mets Park.
Tampa Bay has not hosted an All-Star Game since 2009 because both they and Chicago are waiting for the completion of their new stadiums. The Rays will be opening SunTrust Park in April 2018 and the Cubs will open Wrigley Field renovation in July 2019.
In the interim, both teams will be playing their home games at other venues.
The Tampa Bay Rays are the only Major League Baseball team that has never hosted an All-Star Game as of 2019. The Rays' all-time record is 4-4; they have one win in their last five ASG events.
Tampa Bay played its first game on April 14, 1998. They have not been part of any playoff series since 2003. The Rays have never won the World Series; they came closest in 2007 when they were defeated by Boston Red Sox in seven games.
Their home stadium is Tropicana Field. It first opened its doors in 1998 and has been awarded a record six AL MVP awards so far. Its annual attendance average is 66,871, which ranks it seventh among major league stadiums.
Tropicana Field is owned by the City of Tampa Bay, Florida. The team is managed by Matt Quay, who replaced Alex Cora after he was named manager of the Boston Red Sox. As of 2019, the Rays are playing in the American League East division with New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, and Tampa Bay Rays themselves.
They have not been able to stay up for long periods of time due to lack of funding from the city government.
Los Angeles Dodger Stadium in 2022 Location of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game - Los Angeles, California.
The 2022 All-Star Game will be the 89th game of the Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game. It will be the second time that Los Angeles has hosted the All-Star Game; L.A. last hosted in 2009. The game will be the first at Dodger Stadium since it opened in 2012. It replaces Phoenix's Chase Field as the latest venue to host the All-Star Game after Houston's Minute Maid Park, Chicago's Wrigley Field, San Diego's PETCO Park, and Washington's Nationals Park.
The NL team won the All-Star Game for the ninth time in 10 years by a score of 3–2. Daniel Murphy of the National League squad was named the MVP.
The American League (AL) team had home field advantage for the entire game with no chance of losing it. They scored two runs in the first inning on their way to an easy victory. Victor Robles started the rally with a double before Michael Brantley drove him in with a shot to left field.
Thirty stadiums Major League Baseball (MLB) clubs play in 30 venues. Fenway Facility in Boston, home of the Boston Red Sox, is the oldest baseball park, having opened in 1912. Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, home of the Texas Rangers, is the newest stadium, having debuted in 2020. The Chicago Cubs play at Wrigley Field, which has been called the "Cradle of Coaches" and the "Friendly Forum." It is estimated that more than 10 million people have attended MLB games over the years.
There are three types of baseball parks: college football stadiums used for baseball, traditional ballparks, and sandlots. Only three traditional parks remain: Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York; Shibe Park in Philadelphia; and Tiger Stadium in Detroit. In addition, Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh was a modern ballpark used from 1960 to 2000. It was replaced by PNC Park when it was rebuilt following the 1994 World Trade Center bombing. Camden Yards in Baltimore was built with the intention of becoming a traditional park but it instead became a college football stadium after its owner entered into a marketing agreement with USC. The yard's original design included the removal of two rows of seats along the third-base line to make way for a football field. Other modern parks include Chase Field in Arizona and Safeco Field in Seattle.
In 2001, Sports Illustrated ranked all 30 stadiums in terms of popularity.