The Midsummer Classic is coming to South Beach.
Major League Baseball announced that the 2017 All-Star Game and festivities will be hosted by the Miami Marlins. Miami was originally scheduled to host the 2000 game, but MLB stripped the Marlins of the opportunity following the team’s post-World Series 1997 fire sale and the game was played in Atlanta instead.
Ripe with beautiful beaches and home to nonstop nightlife, Miami is an ideal location for major sporting events. The city has hosted Super Bowls in the past, but this is the first time Major League Baseball’s premier mid-season event will be played in the Sunshine State.
Cincinnati hosts this season’s All-Star Game while San Diego’s Petco Park will be the site of the 2016 game. First-year commissioner Rob Manfred has recently stated he’d like to implement a bidding process similar to that of the NFL’s Super Bowl, but any proposed changes will not take place until after Marlins Park hosts the 2017 game.
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