The Dodgers and Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement on Wednesday. The Orange County Register reported earlier that the Dodgers will reveal the awarding of their first All-Star Game since 1980.
“Major League Baseball is proud to bring the All-Star Game to Los Angeles and fans of the Dodgers in 2020,” said Manfred in a written statement. “As last year’s World Series demonstrated, Dodger Stadium remains one of our game’s classic ballparks, and it will be a perfect venue to showcase the very best of the National Pastime.”
Washington’s Nationals Park is the site for this season’s All-Star Game, with the Cleveland Indians hosting the 2019 game.
The Dodger Stadium announcement will keep the game on an National League-American League rotation after three consecutive seasons in NL parks – Cincinnati in 2015, San Diego in 2016 and Miami’s Marlins Park in 2017.
Those ballparks hosted their first games after opening earlier this century. With the Chicago Cubs completing renovations at Wrigley Field – including a functioning visitors’ clubhouse – they could be in line for their first All-Star Game since 1990.
““We’ve made no secret that bringing an All-Star Game back to Los Angeles was a priority for our ownership group,” said Dodger president and chief executive officer Stan Kasten, “and we couldn’t be more excited for Dodger fans and to showcase Dodger Stadium and Los Angeles to a worldwide audience in 2020.”