Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game will be held at Nationals Park in 2018, marking the annual exhibition’s first visit to Washington since 1969.
The 89th edition of the All-Star Game will take place a decade after Nationals Park opened, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday before the team’s regular-season opener against the New York Mets.
“Nationals Park has already hosted a postseason but we think the All-Star Game will be another opportunity to showcase this fantastic facility,” Manfred said at a news conference.
The All-Star Game was held in Washington’s Griffith Stadium in 1937 and 1956, and the city’s RFK Stadium in 1962 and 1969. Montreal, the current Washington franchise’s home city before its 2005 move, hosted the game in 1982.
The 2015 All-Star Game is July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. It will be in San Diego in 2016 and Miami in 2017.