Philadelphia Will Reportedly Host the 2026 MLB All-Star Game
Major League Baseball and the city of Philadelphia are reportedly preparing to announce plans for the city to host the 2026 MLB All-Star game. The game will take place at Citizen’s Bank Park.
The plans were first reported by the Associated Press on Thursday.
The year 2026 will mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, which was famously signed in Philadelphia.
The plans are expected to be announced at a news conference on Tuesday. Officials from the MLB (like commissioner Rob Manfred and Phillies owner John Middleton) will be there, as well as government officials (like Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolfe and Philadelphia’s mayor Jim Kenney).
Philadelphia last hosted the All-Star Game in 1996 at Veterans Stadium.
By the way, this won’t be the only big event that Philadelphia will be hosting in 2026. The World Cup Games are likely to be held in Philadelphia that year, according to reports.
And it may not stop there. Philly hosted the MLB, NBA and NHL all-star games in 1976 as part of the celebration for America’s bicentennial.