The Cleveland Indians and Major League Baseball announced on Friday morning that Progressive Field will host the 2019 All-Star Game.
Both on and off the field, there has been something of a revival at Progressive Field in recent years. The Indians are coming off of their first American League pennant since 1997, and have a roster that many believe is built to continue contending for the next several years.
Progressive Field, meanwhile, has been the beneficiary of several renovations over the past few seasons. Those changes have included amenities such as The Corner, along with overhauls to the Gate C entrance, group areas, concessions, and more. The concessions have been a particularly big hit, mixing in some local fare with traditional ballpark offerings. One the ballpark’s signature items, the Parmageddon, was awarded our Best Food Item award for 2016.
Scheduled for July 11, the 2019 edition of the Midsummer Classic will be the first to be played in Cleveland since 1997. It will be the sixth in the city overall, as Cleveland Municipal Stadium hosted the contest in 1935, 1954, 1963, and 1981.
This will also mark the conclusion four-season run of the game being hosted at National League ballparks, as Progressive Field will be the first AL facility to host the game since the Minnesota Twins’ Target Field in 2014. The 2017 contest will be played at Marlins Park, while the 2018 edition is slated for Nationals Park.