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T-Mobile Park in Seattle will host the 2023 MLB All-Star Game, with the city earning the Midsummer Classic for the first time in more than two decades.
According to an article by ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the 2023 MLB All-Star game will return to T-Mobile Park in for the first time since 2001.
The venue of the All-Star game sparked some controversy earlier this year when the MLB moved the site from Atlanta to Denver due to to Georgia’s restrictive voting laws. The 2020 contest was scheduled to happen in Los Angeles, but was cancelled due to COVID-19 and will be played at the home of the Dodgers in 2022 instead.
Seattle’s T-Mobile Park wins the 2023 All-Star Game for the first time in 22 seasons
With all this chaos surrounding venue choices, the decision to host the game in Seattle may have been the easiest for the MLB in years.
T-Mobile Park, home to the Seattle Mariners, has the fifth largest capacity of all stadiums in the league with nearly 48,000 seats. It opened in 1999 and is often regarded as one of the top-10 ballparks in the nation.
Hosting the All-Star Game in 2023 will be a great boost for a Seattle baseball community that hasn’t seen a playoff game from the hometown Mariners in 20 years. Though the Mariners are fighting a tough uphill battle to get a wild card slot this years playoffs, it is likely the 2023 game will be the most exciting baseball in Seattle for the foreseeable future.