The summer of 2015 will be a big one in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was rumored late Monday, and confirmed today, that Major League Baseball’s 2015 All-Star Game will take place at the home of the Cincinnati Reds.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig already has a trip planned to Cincinnati on Wednesday to speak about the newest Major League Urban Youth Academy to be built in town, and it is anticipated Selig will make the announcement regarding the 2015 All-Star game during this visit.
The Cincinnati Reds are considered baseball’s first major league team, and the All-Star game has been held in Cincinnati four times previously in 1938 and 1953 at Crosley Field and in 1970 and most recently 1988 at Riverfront Stadium. The 2015 game will be the first hosted by the Cincinnati Reds at their current home field, Great American Ball Park.
Ever since current Reds owner Bob Castellini took over in the team in 2006, sights have been set on seeing the All-Star game return to Cincinnati.
Major League Baseball’s All-Star game has grown in popularity over the years, encompassing not only the game itself and the fan favorite players it brings to town, but also accompanying festivities like the Home Run Derby, exhibits and autograph sessions.
With spring training on the horizon, the news of the 2015 All-Star game being played in Cincinnati is likely to ignite an additional spark of excitement in Reds fans already anxiously anticipating Opening Day.