Minnesota Lands 2014 MLB All-Star Game
The 2014 MLB All-Star Game will reportedly take place at Target Field in Minneapolis according to the Associated Press (via USA Today).
UPDATE: Wednesday, August 29 at 5:52 p.m. ET by Richard Langford
It is officially official. Target Field will host the 2014 All-Star Game. The MLB tweeted out the news.
So go ahead and make those 2014 All-Star plans in ink!
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The last time the All-Star Game was in Minnesota was in 1985 at the Metrodome, so it's certainly been a while for the state.
The Minnesota Twins, who are reportedly holding a news conference on Wednesday to make a "major announcement," could use all the publicity and fanfare they can get. They are mired in a 52-76 season, 19.5 games behind the Chicago White Sox in the AL Central, and they rank 14th and 29th in runs scored and team ERA, respectively. They've gone 8-17 in August.
Target Field was opened in 2010. It was immediately lauded, ranked the No. 1 stadium experience in North America by ESPN The Magazine. It holds over 39,000 fans and has been designed in a similar style to such stadiums as AT&T Park in San Francisco, PNC Park in Pittsburgh and Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore.
In the Twins' first season in the stadium, they went 94-68 and captured the AL Central by six games over the White Sox. But the last two seasons have been miserable, despite the new comfy abodes.
No matter the product the Twins put on the field in 2014, the product they have surrounding them each and every home game should stand among the best for a while. The atmosphere at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game figures to be tremendous.
The 2013 MLB All-Star Game is scheduled to take place at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.
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