T-Mobile Park, home of the Seattle Mariners, will host the 2023 MLB All-Star Game, according to several confirmed sources.
The news was first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
This will be the second time the ballpark has hosted the MLB All-Star Game. The first was in 2001 when the ballpark was known as Safeco Field. It was best known as the final All-Star Game for two legends of the game, Cal Ripken Jr. (who homered to drive in the first run of the game) and Tony Gwynn. It was a big night for the Mariners on the field, with Freddy García the winning pitcher and Kazuhiro Sasaki picking up the save. Seattle also hosted the All-Star Game in 1979 at the Kingdome. The Mets’ Lee Mazzilli was the star in a 7-6 NL win, tying the game in the eighth with a pinch-hit homer and then walking in the winning run off the Yankees’ Ron Guidry.
In the last two years T-Mobile Park has undergone a series of renovations, including the overhaul of several group spaces.
Two All-Star Games have already been awarded. The Los Angeles Dodgers will host the 2022 All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium, and the Philadelphia Phillies will host the 2026 All-Star Game at Citizens Bank Park. Why 2026? It marks the 250th anniversary — the Semiquincentennial — of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
We will see if and when Atlanta gets another turn at hosting the All-Star Game at Truist Park; we will also see when Globe Life Field gets to host an ASG.
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