Dodger Stadium has been selected to host the Major League Baseball All-Star game in 2020 - the first time the lucrative sporting event has been played at the stadium in almost 40 years, according to the L.A. Times and several other news outlets.
Speaking with reporters on Wednesday after it was announced that the 2020 All-Star Game would be played at Dodger Stadium, Manfred hinted that those before him bore responsibility for the lengthy layover since the last time that the Dodgers hosted in 1980.
"I think there's an opportunity to make the All-Star Game particularly special for the players who come here". That time around the National League team (managed by Chuck Tanner) defeated the American League team (managed by Earl Weaver) with a final score of 4-2. In addition to 1980, they also hosted the All-Star Game in 1959 at the Los Angeles Coliseum, and at Ebbets Field in 1949 when they played in Brooklyn.
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Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers have been awarded the 2020 All-Star Game.
Today, Cedillo hailed the ballpark's official selection to host the game. It marks just the second time ever the game will be played at Dodger Stadium. There is no shortage of potential LA All-Stars for the Major League Baseball however, as the game could feature previous All-Stars: Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, Justin Turner, and Mike Trout.