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MLB News: Miami Marlins Awarded 2017 All-Star Game



Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Since taking over as commissioner of Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred has discussed multiple changes he hopes to implement, including shifting to a Super-Bowl like bidding process for the All-Star Game.

Manfred’s comments came well after the 2015 game was awarded to Cincinnati Reds and 2016 to the San Diego Padres, making 2017 the first year a new process conceivably could be used. However, on Friday Manfred announced the Miami Marlins will host the 2017 summer game:

With Miami marking a third-consecutive year in which the All-Star Game will be played in a National League stadium, the American League will be considered the home team in San Diego:

The All-Star Game will be Miami’s first and it’s a reward of sorts from MLB for the franchise’s building the new stadium, which opened in 2012. As far as more-recently built stadiums that have yet to host the summer game, Nationals Park and new Yankee Stadium still await their opportunity.

For the Los Angeles Dodgers, the decision to play the 2017 game in Miami means it will be at least 38 years between All-Star Games played at Chavez Ravine.

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