The Round Rock Express and Dell Diamond will host the 2021 Triple-A All-Star Game, showcasing the best of the International and Pacific Coast leagues for the first time.
“We could not be more excited to bring the Triple-A All-Star Game to Dell Diamond in 2021,” Express President Chris Almendarez said. “This is one of the biggest baseball-related events to take place in Round Rock’s storied history and we’re anxious to get to show off our great city and ballpark to our friends across Minor League Baseball.”
The 34th annual Triple-A All-Star Game at Dell Diamond is set for mid-July 2021. All-Star Week festivities include the Triple-A Home Run Derby as well as an All-Star luncheon. Dates, times and other All-Star-related events will be announced as the summer of 2021 draws nearer.
“The Pacific Coast League is extremely pleased to have voted Round Rock to host the 2021 Triple-A All-Star Game,” Pacific Coast League President Branch Rickey said. “This has become a summer highlight for both leagues and an opportunity to show off our premier players. Our television coverage gives national display to one of our great Triple-A ballparks, adding a crowning luster regardless of which league wins the game.”
“The ownership and operation of the Round Rock Express have a fabulous reputation throughout the entire professional baseball industry, but most of us in the International League have never visited Dell Diamond,” International League President Randy Mobley said. “My colleagues and I look forward to seeing just how the team and city inject local flavor into the All-Star Game and associated events. Fans in the greater Austin area are in for quite a treat.”
Alternating host sites between the Pacific Coast League and International League, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, are set to play host in 2020. This year’s All-Star Game was held at Southwest University Park, home of the El Paso Chihuahuas, Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres.
2021 will mark the first time that the Triple-A All-Star Game is held in Round Rock. Dell Diamond previously served as the host of the Double-A All-Star Game in 2001 while the club was a member of the Texas League.
“The Round Rock Express have been one of the elite franchises in all of Minor League Baseball for many years, so it is only fitting that they were selected to host the 2021 Triple-A All-Star Game. I know they will host a wonderful and entertaining event,” Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner said.