MLB announced today that the All-Star game scheduled for July 14th has officially been canceled due to the coronavirus.
The 2020 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, which was scheduled to be hosted by the @Dodgers and the City of Los Angeles, is being cancelled. With the @Braves already named as host of the 2021 ASG in Atlanta, the @Dodgers will host the next Midsummer Classic in 2022. pic.twitter.com/kDs5I7GqOO
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) July 3, 2020
This will be the first time since 1945, when World War II travel restrictions stopped the game from taking place at Fenway Park, that the league has cancelled the game.
Dodger Stadium in LA was originally scheduled to host the event in 2020. The Braves have already been selected to host the 2021 game in Atlanta so the Dodgers will host All-Star weekend in 2022.
MLB has officially cancelled the 2020 All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles will now host the 2022 All-Star Game. Here are statements from Commissioner Rob Manfred, Dodgers President/CEO Stan Kasten and a pair of LA politicians: pic.twitter.com/NT3QiIZzID
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 3, 2020