The date of the 2016 American Association All-Star Game will be announced when the schedule is released following the 2015 season. The last time the Saints hosted the league’s biggest event was on July 22, 2008 when there were two divisions, North and South. The South defeated the North 11-4.
“We are thrilled to have the league’s All-Star game in one of the most beautiful ballparks in the country, CHS Field,” said American Association Commissioner Miles Wolff. “This will give the best players in our league an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of Major League scouts and a sold out crowd. We appreciate Saints General Manager Derek Sharrer and his staff putting on this event and look forward to spending time in St. Paul.”
Season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to obtain tickets to the mid-summer classic at CHS Field. All fans renewing season tickets or purchasing a new 2016 season ticket package will have the game included in their package. Once the 2016 American Association schedule is released groups of 100 or more who attended a 2015 game at CHS Field will have the next opportunity to purchase All-Star Game tickets. Finally, Saints single-game tickets will go on sale in March and the All-Star game will be available to the general public at that time.
This will be the third time the Saints have hosted the All-Star game and second in the American Association. In addition to 2008, the Saints hosted the first Northern League All-Star Game on August 4, 1997 as the East defeated the West 2-1. Each time the Saints hosted the All-Star game they reached the championship the year before, winning it all in 1996 and reaching the championship series, but losing in the fifth and deciding game in 2007. The Saints manager Marty Scott was at the helm for the 1997 West Division team and George Tsamis managed the North Division All-Stars at Midway Stadium in 2008.