2013 All-Star Game is set for Mets' home Citi Field
The All-Star Game is returning to Queens after a 48-year hiatus, with the 2013 game set to be played at the Mets' home Citi Field, the MLB and Mayor Mike Bloomberg are expected to announce Wednesday, according to a person familiar with the situation.
That Citi Field would host the 2013 Midsummer Classic was generally seen as the worst kept secret in baseball, as plans have been in the works for nearly two years. New York last had the All-Star Game in 2008, during the farewell season of old Yankee Stadium. The last All-Star Game in Queens was in 1964, when Shea Stadium hosted the game during the stadium's inaugural season.
Commissioner Bud Selig said a month ago during an Associated Press Sports Editors meeting at MLB headquarters that an announcement on the 2013 game at Citi Field would be forthcoming.
"I just had a couple of other things I wanted to analyze before I did it," Selig said then.
Mayor Bloomberg, Mets chairman and CEO Fred Wilpon and Selig are scheduled to announce the news Wednesday.