Sport Report: Mariners to Host 2023 MLB All-Star Game

11:25  15 september  2021
11:25  15 september  2021 Source:   si.com

Report: Seattle to host 2023 MLB All-Star Game at T-Mobile Park

  Report: Seattle to host 2023 MLB All-Star Game at T-Mobile Park Neither MLB nor the Mariners confirmed the news as of Tuesday, but Seattle teased an announcement set to occur at 1:00 p.m. local time on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/3OlAjMC2oE— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) September 14, 2021 This year's All-Star Game was relocated from Atlanta to Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, after Georgia passed controversial new voting laws. USA Today Sports' Bob Nightengale also reports Seattle will obviously also host 2023 All-Star events that include the Home Run Derby.

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The last time the Mariners hosted the MLB All-Star game was in 2001 — which is also the same year they last made the playoffs.

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The Mariners will host the 2023 All-Star Game at T-Mobile Park, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan. The last time the Mariners hosted the All-Star game was in 2001 back when their home was called Safeco Field.

The deal to bring the All-Star game back to Seattle for the first time in 22 years is still being finalized, per the report. MLB did not confirm or comment on the report when reached by ESPN.

This year's All-Star game was hosted by the Rockies after being relocated from Atlanta due to the state's adoption of new voting laws. As of now, MLB only has the 2022 and the 2026 All-Star Games host cites set. The Dodgers will host next year and the Phillies will host in five years.

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T-Mobile Park hasn't hosted the All-Star game in 20 years — the same year it last made the playoffs. The Mariners are currently 78–66 and second in the AL West.

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