Phillies Will Host 2026 All-Star Game
The Major League Baseball All-Star game will be returning to Philadelphia. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported this afternoon that the Phillies will be holding a press conference to announce that the All-Star game is coming to Philadelphia in 2026. That will amount to a 30-year span between games in Philadelphia.
According to Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the announcement will come on Tuesday in a press conference at Independence Hall. The year is significant to the City of Philadelphia and the Nation's history; 2026 will be the 250-year anniversary of the United States of America.
The All-Star game was also held in Philadelphia in 1976, the 200th anniversary of the nation's founding.
The Phillies most recently hosted the All-Star game in 1996 at Veterans Stadium. Some teams will have hosted two games in the time between the Phillies hosting, but it makes sense for Philadelphia to hold off a couple seasons. Meanwhile, the host cities for 2021 through 2025 have yet to be announced.
For those wondering, the 250th anniversary is called a sestercentennial.celebration.