MLB cancels 2020 All-Star Game, Dodgers will host in 2022 instead

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Major League Baseball announced on Friday that the Dodgers have been awarded the 2022 All-Star Game. They were set to host the 2020 All-Star Game, but it was cancelled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, commissioner Rob Manfred said, “Once it became clear we were unable to hold this year’s All-Star festivities, we wanted to award the Dodgers with the next available All-Star Game, which is 2022. I want to thank the Dodgers organization and the City of Los Angeles for being collaborative partners in the early stages of All-Star preparation and for being patient and understanding in navigating the uncertainty created by the pandemic. The 2022 All-Star celebration promises to be a memorable one with events throughout the city and at picturesque Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers haven’t hosted the All-Star Game since 1980. Their American League counterparts, the Angels, last hosted the All-Star Game in 2010.

The Braves will host the All-Star Game next summer in Atlanta. The 2023-25 All-Star Game locations are still not known. The Phillies will host in 2026 on America’s semiquincentennial — the 250th anniversary of American independence.