The New York Mets’ Citi Field will host Major League Baseball’s 2013 All-Star Game, the New York Post reported, without saying where it got the information.
Major League Baseball spokesman Pat Courtney said in a telephone interview and Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said in an e-mail that they couldn’t confirm the report. Baseball commissioner Bud Selig’s office said in an e-mailed statement that MLB and the Mets will make a “major joint announcement” tomorrow at City Hall in Manhattan.
Holding the All-Star Game at Citi Field has been discussed since before the stadium opened in 2009, yet took so long to come about because of the difficulty of organizing event logistics in New York, the Post said.
The Mets previously hosted the All-Star Game in 1964, the year they opened Shea Stadium. Yankee Stadium was the site of the All-Star Game in 2008, the last year the facility was used before the New York Yankees moved to a new venue across the street.
This year’s game is scheduled for July 10 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.