For the first time in 25-plus years, the Twin Cities will host the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, Major League Baseball officially announced on Wednesday afternoon.
The last time Minnesota hosted the All-Star Game, it was held at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Yet, on July 15, 2014, the recently-constructed Target Field will play host to the 85th Midsummer Classic.
“It is an honor for the Minnesota Twins to be selected to host the 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field,” said Jim Pohlad, Owner and CEO of Minnesota Twins in a press release. “The excitement of having the Midsummer Classic will permeate the Twin Cities and be a great showcase for our region and for our wonderful community asset, Target Field. My father and Commissioner Selig were very close, so we are thrilled to have the Commissioner at Target Field to announce an All-Star Game coming to the Twin Cities.”
Target Field Lands 2014 MLB All-Star Game
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