The news that we were all waiting to be officially is finally official. The 2020 All-Star Game, set to be hosted by the Dodgers, has been called off by Major League Baseball.
The news shouldn’t come as much of a shock, but some fans were hopeful that MLB would do something different this year to make up for no game. Dodgers fans were certainly hopeful that they would be awarded another game, but they will have to wait until 2022.
MLB announced today that the 2020 All-Star Game, which was scheduled to be hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers and the City of Los Angeles, is being cancelled. With the Atlanta Braves already named as host of the 2021 All-Star Game in Atlanta, the Dodgers will host in 2022.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 3, 2020
For the Dodgers, the timing of everything is less than ideal. The team put over $100 million worth of renovations into Dodger Stadium in a project that would have likely carried over into the regular season. With no games being played, construction slowed down and crews are basically done, minus a few lingering details.
The Braves will host next year, but the All-Star Game will be back in Los Angeles in 2022. The Dodgers have not hosted an All-Star Game since 1980. The Angels hosted in 2010, but we’re not really calling that Los Angeles.