List of Major League Baseball All-Star Game venues

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The Major League Baseball All-Star Game venue is chosen by Major League Baseball and traditionally alternates between the American League and National League every year. This tradition has been broken twice. The first time was in 1951, when the Detroit Tigers were chosen to host the annual game as part of the city's 250th birthday. It was broken again in 2007, when the San Francisco Giants were the host for the 2007 All-Star Game. That scheduling also set up the 2008 game to be held in the scheduled final season at Yankee Stadium.

The "home team" is the league in which the host franchise plays its games. The criteria for choosing the venue are subjective; for the most part, cities with new parks and cities who have not hosted the game in a long time—or ever—tend to get the nod. In the first two decades of the game there were two pairs of teams that shared ballparks, located in Philadelphia and St. Louis. This led to some shorter-than-usual gaps between the use of those venues: The Cardinals hosted the game in 1940, and the Browns in 1948. The Athletics hosted the game in 1943, and the Phillies in 1952.

Cleveland Stadium and the Old Yankee Stadium are tied for the most times a stadium has hosted the All-Star game, both hosting four games. New York City has hosted it more than any other city, having done so nine times in five different stadiums. Among current Major League teams, only the Tampa Bay Rays and the Miami Marlins have yet to host the All-Star game, and Miami and the Tampa Bay area are the only regions that have hosted an MLB team since the first All-Star Game in 1933 that have yet to host the All-Star Game

List of Hosts[edit]

List by Year[edit]

Date Host City Venue Host Team Attendance
July 6, 1933 Chicago Comiskey Park Chicago White Sox 47,595
July 10, 1934 New York City Polo Grounds New York Giants 48,368
July 8, 1935 Cleveland Municipal Stadium Cleveland Indians 69,812
July 7, 1936 Boston National League Park Boston Bees 25,556
July 7, 1937 Washington, D.C. Griffith Stadium Washington Senators 31,391
July 6, 1938 Cincinnati Crosley Field Cincinnati Reds 27,067
July 11, 1939 New York City Yankee Stadium New York Yankees 62,892
July 9, 1940 St. Louis Sportsman's Park St. Louis Cardinals 32,373
July 8, 1941 Detroit Briggs Stadium Detroit Tigers 54,674
July 6, 1942 New York City Polo Grounds New York Giants 34,178
July 13, 1943 Philadelphia Shibe Park Philadelphia Athletics 31,938
July 11, 1944 Pittsburgh Forbes Field Pittsburgh Pirates 29,589
1945 Not held because of World War II
July 9, 1946 Boston Fenway Park Boston Red Sox 34,906
July 8, 1947 Chicago Wrigley Field Chicago Cubs 41,123
July 13, 1948 St. Louis Sportsman's Park St. Louis Browns 34,009
July 12, 1949 New York City Ebbets Field Brooklyn Dodgers 32,577
July 11, 1950 Chicago Comiskey Park Chicago White Sox 46,127
July 10, 1951 Detroit Briggs Stadium Detroit Tigers 52,075
July 8, 1952 Philadelphia Shibe Park Philadelphia Phillies 32,785
July 14, 1953 Cincinnati Crosley Field Cincinnati Reds 30,846
July 13, 1954 Cleveland Municipal Stadium Cleveland Indians 69,751
July 12, 1955 Milwaukee County Stadium Milwaukee Braves 45,643
July 10, 1956 Washington, D.C. Griffith Stadium Washington Senators 28,843
July 9, 1957 St. Louis Busch Stadium St. Louis Cardinals 30,693
July 8, 1958 Baltimore Memorial Stadium Baltimore Orioles 48,829
July 7, 1959 Pittsburgh Forbes Field Pittsburgh Pirates 35,277
August 3, 1959 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles Dodgers 55,105
July 11, 1960 Kansas City Municipal Stadium Kansas City Athletics 30,619
July 13, 1960 New York City Yankee Stadium New York Yankees 38,362
July 11, 1961 San Francisco Candlestick Park San Francisco Giants 44,115
July 31, 1961 Boston Fenway Park Boston Red Sox 31,851
July 10, 1962 Washington, D.C. D.C. Stadium Washington Senators 45,480
July 30, 1962 Chicago Wrigley Field Chicago Cubs 38,359
July 9, 1963 Cleveland Municipal Stadium Cleveland Indians 44,160
July 7, 1964 New York City Shea Stadium New York Mets 50,850
July 13, 1965 Minneapolis Metropolitan Stadium Minnesota Twins 46,706
July 12, 1966 St. Louis Busch Memorial Stadium St. Louis Cardinals 49,936
July 11, 1967 Anaheim Anaheim Stadium California Angels 46,309
July 9, 1968 Houston Astrodome Houston Astros 48,321
July 23, 1969 Washington, D.C. RFK Stadium Washington Senators 45,259
July 14, 1970 Cincinnati Riverfront Stadium Cincinnati Reds 51,838
July 13, 1971 Detroit Tiger Stadium Detroit Tigers 53,559
July 25, 1972 Atlanta Atlanta Stadium Atlanta Braves 53,107
July 24, 1973 Kansas City Royals Stadium Kansas City Royals 40,849
July 23, 1974 Pittsburgh Three Rivers Stadium Pittsburgh Pirates 50,706
July 15, 1975 Milwaukee County Stadium Milwaukee Brewers 51,480
July 13, 1976 Philadelphia Veterans Stadium Philadelphia Phillies 63,974
July 19, 1977 New York City Yankee Stadium New York Yankees 56,683
July 11, 1978 San Diego San Diego Stadium San Diego Padres 51,549
July 17, 1979 Seattle Kingdome Seattle Mariners 58,905
July 8, 1980 Los Angeles Dodger Stadium Los Angeles Dodgers 56,088
August 9, 1981 Cleveland Cleveland Stadium Cleveland Indians 72,086
July 13, 1982 Montreal Olympic Stadium Montreal Expos 59,057
July 6, 1983 Chicago Comiskey Park Chicago White Sox 43,801
July 10, 1984 San Francisco Candlestick Park San Francisco Giants 57,756
July 16, 1985 Minneapolis Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Minnesota Twins 54,960
July 15, 1986 Houston Astrodome Houston Astros 45,774
July 14, 1987 Oakland Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Oakland Athletics 49,671
July 12, 1988 Cincinnati Riverfront Stadium Cincinnati Reds 55,837
July 11, 1989 Anaheim Anaheim Stadium California Angels 64,036
July 10, 1990 Chicago Wrigley Field Chicago Cubs 39,071
July 9, 1991 Toronto SkyDome Toronto Blue Jays 52,383
July 14, 1992 San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium San Diego Padres 59,372
July 13, 1993 Baltimore Oriole Park at Camden Yards Baltimore Orioles 48,147
July 12, 1994 Pittsburgh Three Rivers Stadium Pittsburgh Pirates 59,568
July 11, 1995 Arlington The Ballpark in Arlington Texas Rangers 50,920
July 9, 1996 Philadelphia Veterans Stadium Philadelphia Phillies 62,670
July 8, 1997 Cleveland Jacobs Field Cleveland Indians 44,916
July 7, 1998 Denver Coors Field Colorado Rockies 51,267
July 13, 1999 Boston Fenway Park Boston Red Sox 34,187
July 11, 2000 Atlanta Turner Field Atlanta Braves 51,323
July 10, 2001 Seattle Safeco Field Seattle Mariners 47,364
July 9, 2002 Milwaukee Miller Park Milwaukee Brewers 41,871
July 15, 2003 Chicago U.S. Cellular Field Chicago White Sox 47,609
July 13, 2004 Houston Minute Maid Park Houston Astros 41,886
July 12, 2005 Detroit Comerica Park Detroit Tigers 41,617
July 11, 2006 Pittsburgh PNC Park Pittsburgh Pirates 38,904
July 10, 2007 San Francisco AT&T Park San Francisco Giants 43,965
July 15, 2008 New York City Yankee Stadium New York Yankees 55,632
July 14, 2009 St. Louis Busch Stadium St. Louis Cardinals 46,760
July 13, 2010 Anaheim Angel Stadium of Anaheim Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 45,408
July 12, 2011 Phoenix Chase Field Arizona Diamondbacks 49,033
July 10, 2012 Kansas City Kauffman Stadium Kansas City Royals 40,933
July 16, 2013 New York City Citi Field New York Mets 45,186
July 15, 2014 Minneapolis Target Field Minnesota Twins 41,048
July 14, 2015 Cincinnati Great American Ball Park Cincinnati Reds
July 12, 2016 TBD TBD (AL stadiums) TBD (AL teams)
  • Note: As of July 11, 2006, odd years are held at NL stadiums and even years are held at AL stadiums

Trivia[edit]

Times Hosted by City[edit]

City Times Hosted Years
New York City 9 1934, 1939, 1942, 1949, 1960, 1964, 1977, 2008, 2013
Chicago 7 1933, 1947, 1950, 1962, 1983, 1990, 2003
Cleveland 5 1935, 1954, 1963, 1981, 1997
Pittsburgh 5 1944, 1959, 1974, 1994, 2006
St. Louis 5 1940, 1948, 1957, 1966, 2009
Cincinnati 5 1938, 1953, 1970, 1988, 2015
Boston 4 1936, 1946, 1961, 1999
Washington, DC 4 1937, 1956, 1962, 1969
Detroit 4 1941, 1951, 1971, 2005
Philadelphia 4 1943, 1952, 1976, 1996
Kansas City 3 1960, 1973, 2012
Milwaukee 3 1955, 1975, 2002
San Francisco 3 1961, 1984, 2007
Houston 3 1968, 1986, 2004
Anaheim 3 1967, 1989, 2010
Minneapolis 3 1965, 1985, 2014
Baltimore 3 1958, 1993
Los Angeles 2 1959, 1980
Atlanta 2 1972, 2000
San Diego 2 1978, 1992
Seattle 2 1979, 2001,
Montreal 1 1982
Oakland 1 1987
Toronto 1 1991
Arlington 1 1995
Denver 1 1998
Phoenix 1 2011

Times Hosted by Club[edit]

Club Times Hosted Years
San Francisco Giants 5 1934, 1942, 1961, 1984, 2007
Cleveland Indians 5 1935, 1954, 1963, 1981, 1997
Minnesota Twins 5 1937, 1956, 1965, 1985, 2014
Cincinnati Reds 5 1938, 1953, 1970, 1988, 2015
Pittsburgh Pirates 5 1944, 1959, 1974, 1994, 2006
Chicago White Sox 4 1933, 1950, 1983, 2003
Atlanta Braves 4 1936, 1955, 1972, 2000
New York Yankees 4 1939, 1960, 1977, 2008
St. Louis Cardinals 4 1940, 1957, 1966, 2009
Detroit Tigers 4 1941, 1951, 1971, 2005
Oakland Athletics 3 1943, 1960, 1987
Boston Red Sox 3 1946, 1961, 1999
Chicago Cubs 3 1947, 1962, 1990
Baltimore Orioles 4 1948, 1958, 1993
Los Angeles Dodgers 3 1949, 1959, 1980
Philadelphia Phillies 3 1952, 1976, 1996
Texas Rangers 3 1962, 1969, 1995
Los Angeles Angels 3 1967, 1989, 2010
Houston Astros 3 1968, 1986, 2004
New York Mets 2 1964, 2013
Kansas City Royals 2 1973, 2012
Milwaukee Brewers 2 1975, 2002
San Diego Padres 2 1978, 1992
Seattle Mariners 2 1979, 2001
Washington Nationals 1 1982
Toronto Blue Jays 1 1991
Colorado Rockies 1 1998
Arizona Diamondbacks 1 2011

Ballparks that have hosted more than one All-Star Game[edit]

Active baseball parks[edit]

Defunct baseball parks[edit]

Ballparks that have never hosted an All-Star Game[edit]

Petco Park, Marlins Park, Tropicana Field, Citizens Bank Park, Nationals Park

Active baseball parks (oldest parks listed first)[edit]

Defunct baseball parks (oldest parks listed first)[edit]

The last time each franchise has hosted an All-Star Game[edit]

from least recent to most recent

Hosting All-Star Game and post-season games in same season[edit]

The following teams have hosted the All-Star Game in the summer then proceeded to host post-season games in the fall:

League Championship Series play began 1969

  • 1970: Cincinnati Reds - lost World Series - also first season for Riverfront Stadium
  • 1974: Pittsburgh Pirates - lost NLCS
  • 1976: Philadelphia Phillies - lost NLCS
  • 1977: New York Yankees - won World Series
  • 1983: Chicago White Sox - lost ALCS
  • 1986: Houston Astros - lost NLCS
  • 1991: Toronto Blue Jays - lost ALCS

Division Series play began 1995

  • 1997: Cleveland Indians - lost World Series
  • 1999: Boston Red Sox - lost ALCS
  • 2000: Atlanta Braves - lost NLDS
  • 2001: Seattle Mariners - lost ALCS
  • 2004: Houston Astros - lost NLCS
  • 2009: St. Louis Cardinals - lost NLDS
  • 2011: Arizona Diamondbacks - lost NLDS

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