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Cubs expected to host an All-Star Game in the near future

Wrigley Field

A general view of Wrigley Field and the newly renovated bleachers during the second inning of a baseball game between the the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds Thursday, June 11, 2015, in Chicago. Chicago won 6-3. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)


The 2016-18 All-Star Games are spoken for, but the Cubs could play host not long thereafter according to commissioner Rob Manfred, Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago reports.

The Padres are hosting at Petco Park this year, the Marlins will host at Marlins Park next season, and the Nationals will host in 2018 at Nationals Park. That will make four consecutive National League hosts and five if the Cubs get it in 2019. In the past, the National and American Leagues have alternated hosting privileges. That is sort of important now since the league that wins the All-Star Game gets home field advantage in the World Series.

The Cubs last hosted the All-Star Game in 1990 and have hosted a total of three times (1962 and 1947 being the other years) since its inception in 1933.

Wrigley Field has been undergoing renovations which are expected to be completed by the 2019 season. Manfred said that the Cubs hosting the All-Star Game “will provide the Cubs and Ricketts family a chance to showcase the unbelievable renovation they are in the midst of doing for Wrigley field.”

Update: Here’s a table showing the last time each team hosted the All-Star Game.

TeamParkLast HostedYrs SinceNotes
DodgersDodger Stadum198035
NationalsOlympic Stadium (Expos)1982332018 host
AthleticsOakland-Alameda County Coliseum198728
CubsWrigley Field199025
Blue JaysSkyDome199124
PadresJack Murphy Stadium1992232016 host
OriolesOriole Park at Camden Yards199322
RangersThe Ballpark in Arlington199520
PhilliesVeterans Stadium199619
IndiansJacobs Field199718
RockiesCoors Field199817
Red SoxFenway Park199916
BravesTurner Field200015
MarinersSafeco Field200114
BrewersMiller Park200213
White SoxU.S. Cellular Field200312
AstrosMinute Maid Park200411
TigersComerica Park200510
PiratesPNC Park20069
GiantsAT&T Park20078
YankeesYankee Stadium20087
CardinalsBusch Stadium20096
AngelsAngels Stadium of Anaheim20105
D’BacksChase Field20114
RoyalsKauffman Stadium20123
MetsCiti Field20132
TwinsTarget Field20141
RedsGreat American Ball Park20150
MarlinsNever Hosted2017 host
RaysNever Hosted

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