While the Los Angeles Dodgers are in their 29th year since last winning and reaching the World Series, their drought in hosting an All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium dates back to 1980. Some of that has been due to an influx of new stadiums being built that subsequently were awarded a Midsummer Classic.
With the Miami Marlins having hosted the 2017 Game, next up are the Washington Nationals, followed by the Cleveland Indians in 2019. It will be the first time the All-Star Game is played in Washington since the 1969 contest was held at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium.
Cleveland last hosted the All-Star Game in 1997. Their selection for 2019 will end a streak of four straight years that it was played at an National League park.
There may be a quick return, however, as Dodger Stadium reportedly will host the 2020 or 2021 All-Star Game, per Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball
The Dodgers are in line to host the All-Star Game in 2020 or ’21, according to sources.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred recently intimated the Dodgers were among the teams he was considering awarding a future Midsummer Classic game to. Manfred is expected to simultaneously announce hosts for 2020, ’21 and ’22.
Since the Dodgers last held the honor in 1980, their only time doing so, a California team has hosted the All-Star Game seven times: California/Los Angeles Angels (1989 and 2010), San Diego Padres (1992 and 2016) and San Francisco Giants (1984 and 2007).