Welp, it’s still gonna be a long time before the renovated Wrigley Field gets an MLB All-Star Game.
With the 2022 game going to Los Angeles for the Dodgers, the next open slot was 2023. But the Seattle Mariners are getting that one, per multiple reports:
News: Seattle's T-Mobile Park will host Major League Baseball's 2023 All-Star Game, sources tell ESPN.
Details at ESPN: https://t.co/ThwpFuaMgl
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 14, 2021
AP source: Seattle Mariners to host 2023 MLB All-Star Game. https://t.co/5OhTKd3YA9
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) September 14, 2021
Rob Manfred will be in Seattle on Thursday to announce the 2023 All-Star Game along with John Stanton, Mariners President of Business Operations Catie Griggs, Baseball Hall of Famers Ken Griffey Jr. and Edgar Martinez, and public officials from Seattle.
— Maury Brown (@BizballMaury) September 14, 2021
The Mariners opened T-Mobile Park in 1999 (then called Safeco Field), and it hosted the All-Star Game in 2001. Yeah, you’re reading that right – the Mariners are getting their second All-Star Game at the same ballpark in just over 20 years. The Cubs, meanwhile, last had the All-Star Game at Wrigley Field back in 1990. Among active teams, only the Dodgers and Athletics are on longer hosting droughts, and the Dodgers are getting it next year to replace the pandemic season. The A’s presumably won’t get it until their stadium situation is resolved, and the Rays, who have never had it (but are younger than the Cubs’ drought!), are probably in the same boat.
So, unless MLB wants to continue giving the dang game to teams twice before the Cubs get it again, you can tentatively bank on the All-Star Game at Wrigley Field in 2024 or 2025.