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Report: 2026 All-Star Game to be held in Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 18: A general view of Citizens Bank Park as the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Montreal Expos on April 18, 2004 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Expos 5-4. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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The Associated Press reports this afternoon that Major League Baseball will play the 2026 All-Star Game in Philadelphia. The reason: to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Which, hey, that’s a good enough reason.

No official announcement had been made, but I just got a press notice for a new conference scheduled for next Tuesday which will include Commissioner Rob Manfred, Phillies owner John Middleton, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and, yes, the Philly Phanatic. You figure they’ll be announcing that then.

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