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MLB cancels 2020 All-Star Game, Dodgers will host in 2022 instead

Dodgers Opening Postponed due to cornoavirus

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 25: Quiet and closed Dodger Stadium as March 26 was to be Opening Day, but was canceled due to the coronavirus at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)

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Major League Baseball announced on Friday that the Dodgers have been awarded the 2022 All-Star Game. They were set to host the 2020 All-Star Game, but it was cancelled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, commissioner Rob Manfred said, “Once it became clear we were unable to hold this year’s All-Star festivities, we wanted to award the Dodgers with the next available All-Star Game, which is 2022. I want to thank the Dodgers organization and the City of Los Angeles for being collaborative partners in the early stages of All-Star preparation and for being patient and understanding in navigating the uncertainty created by the pandemic. The 2022 All-Star celebration promises to be a memorable one with events throughout the city and at picturesque Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers haven’t hosted the All-Star Game since 1980. Their American League counterparts, the Angels, last hosted the All-Star Game in 2010.

The Braves will host the All-Star Game next summer in Atlanta. The 2023-25 All-Star Game locations are still not known. The Phillies will host in 2026 on America’s semiquincentennial -- the 250th anniversary of American independence.

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