The All-Star Game is coming to Dodger Stadium in 2022, MLB announced Friday, the first time in 42 years baseball’s midsummer classic will be played in Los Angeles. 2022 was the next available date on the All-Star calendar, with the 2021 game set for Truist Park in Atlanta.
“Once it became clear we were unable to hold this year’s All-Star festivities, we wanted to award the Dodgers with the next available All-Star Game, which is 2022,” commissioner Rob Manfred said.
Dodger Stadium was originally scheduled to host this year’s game, on July 14, but it fell victim to the shortened 2020 schedule amid the coronavirus pandemic. This will be the first year without an MLB All-Star Game since 1945.
“As excited as we were to host this year’s All-Star Game, we know that it will be worth the wait and that Dodger Stadium and Los Angeles will host a world-class event in 2022,” said Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten.
This will mark the fourth time the Dodgers will have hosted the All-Star Game, along with 1949 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, 1959 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (the second of two All-Star Games that year), and at Dodger Stadium in 1980.