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2015 MLB All-Star Game To Be Held In Cincinnati

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The 2015 MLB All-Star Game will be hosted by the Reds in Cincinnati.

According to MLB.com, an official announcement will be made Wednesday afternoon.

The Charleston Daily Mail reports that this will be the fifth time that the MLB All-Star game has been played in Cincinnati. It will be the first time since 1988 as well as the first time in the Great American Ball Park.

The All-Star game has never been played at the Great American Ball Park but the baseball venue has seen its fair share of big events. In 2009 and 2010 the stadium hosted the Civil Rights Game. The team also hosts an annual fan fest at the Duke Energy Center that is similar to the All-Star Game Fanfest.

The Reds also have a little hosting experience. The franchise hosted the game at the Riverfront Stadium in 1988 and 1970 and at Crosley Field in 1953 and 1938.

This year’s All-Star game will be hosted by the Mets at Citi Field in New York and the 2014 game will be held in Minneapolis at Target Field.

Cincinatti.com reports that the 2015 MLB All-Star Game will feature the all-star showcase game between National and American League stars, the Home Run Derby, the FanFest, and the Futures Game featuring minor league prospects.

The 2015 MLB All-Star game may be a long way away but if history has any say in the outcome it will be the National League holding up the trophy at the end of the day. All but one of the all-star games held in Cincinnati have been won by the National League.

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