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Dodgers reportedly in line to host All-Star Game in 2020 or 2021

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Last All-Star Game in Los Angeles was 1980

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After four long decades, the Dodgers could finally host the MLB All-Star Game in a few years. Dodger Stadium is in line to host the midsummer classic in 2020 or 2021, per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

The last time Los Angeles saw the All-Star Game was 1980. Every MLB team has hosted at least once since, except for the Rays, who began as a franchise in 1998 and have never seen the midsummer classic at the oft-maligned Tropicana Field.

Longest All-Star droughts

Team Last All-Star Game
Team Last All-Star Game
Rays never
Dodgers 1980
A's 1987
Cubs 1990
Blue Jays 1991
Orioles 1993
Rangers 1995
Phillies 1996
Rockies 1998
Red Sox 1999

Since 1980, nine different teams — Indians (1981, 1997), White Sox (1983, 2003), Giants (1984, 2007), Twins (1985, 2014), Astros (1986, 2004), Reds (1988, 2015), Angels (1989, 2010), Padres (1992, 2016), and Pirates (1994, 2006) — have hosted the game twice.

Of those nine, eight hosted at two different stadiums. The Angels have hosted twice at the same park since Dodger Stadium last had an All-Star Game.

Cleveland is in line to host the game a third time since Dodger Stadium last hosted, with Progressive Field already named the site for the 2019 game. The Nationals will host the All-Star Game in 2018.

The All-Star Game hosting announcements from MLB tend to come in the offseason, so it may be a while before it becomes official. Here are when the last few sites were revealed:

  • Progressive Field, Cleveland (2019): Jan. 27, 2017
  • Nationals Park, Washington (2018): Apr. 6, 2015
  • Marlins Park, Miami (2017): Feb. 13, 2015
  • Petco Park, San Diego (2016): Jan. 15, 2015

The Dodgers have hosted three All-Star Games — Ebbets Field in Brooklyn in 1949, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1959, and Dodger Stadium in 1980.