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Reds Reportedly Get All-Star Game in 2015, Could Push Cubs Back to 2019 at the Earliest

Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

mlb logoThe 2015 All-Star Game is coming to my neck of the woods, relatively speaking. According to John Fay, the Cincinnati Reds will host the 2015 All-Star Game, the first at their new-ish ballpark, Great American Ballpark. The Reds last hosted the All-Star Game in 1988, and an announcement could come as soon as tomorrow.


Many folks believe the Chicago Cubs have been, and will be, pushing to host the All-Star Game at Wrigley Field once their renovations are completed, or are at least mostly complete. Well, the five-year renovation time frame makes things tricky, together with the Reds news. The Nationals were believed by some insiders to be getting that game, so they’re instantly a favorite for 2017 (the game generally alternates between leagues each year).

Might, then, the Cubs not get the All-Star Game until 2019? Well, the renovation won’t be fully complete, according to the currently-proposed schedule, until the 2018 season, so maybe 2017 wouldn’t have worked anyway. The Cubs last had the All-Star Game in 1990, so the time frame is appropriate from that perspective, as well. For what it’s worth, Bud Selig has suggested he’d be willing to promise the All-Star Game to the Cubs in the near future as a carrot to the city of Chicago with respect to helping out on the Wrigley renovations (the All-Star Game brings with it a healthy economic impact).

So, yeah, 2019 is starting to look like it’ll be a fit, but, of course, there are other new parks to visit, too.


This year’s All-Star Game is at Citi Field in New York, and next year’s entry is at Target Field in Minneapolis.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.