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2026 MLB All-Star Game will be in Philadelphia

April 16, 2019 GMT
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Former Philadelphia Phillies' Mike Schmidt speaks during a Major League Baseball news conference, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. Baseball's 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Former Philadelphia Phillies' Mike Schmidt speaks during a Major League Baseball news conference, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. Baseball's 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Baseball’s 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Tuesday at Independence Hall with a cast of All-Stars past and present on stage behind him. Phillies Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt and six-time All-Star Bryce Harper were the last two speakers to address the crowd.

This will be the first All-Star Game at Citizens Bank Park, which opened in 2004. The 1976 All-Star Game was played at Veterans Stadium to mark the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, and the 1996 All-Star Game also was played at the Vet, which stood in the same sports complex in South Philadelphia. The 1943 and 1952 games were at Shibe Park.

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This year’s All-Star Game is July 9 in Cleveland. The 2020 game will be at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, site of the 1980 game. Sites for 2021-25 have not been announced.

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