so-cal dub Posted January 18, 2007 Share Posted January 18, 2007 http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2732682 Yankee Stadium will be the site of the 2008 All-Star Game, sources in baseball said, in the last year of the ballpark. The new Yankee Stadium is scheduled to open in 2009, and old Yankee Stadium closed, 86 years after the ballpark was first built in 1923, and 53 years after the ballpark was remodeled on the same site. With the All-Star Game slated to be in an AL park in 2008, officials chose Yankee Stadium for the site, believing it to be an appropriate way to close usher out the historic building. The All-Star Game has been held in Yankee Stadium three times previously, the last time in 1977. An announcement on the selection of Yankee Stadium is expected in the days ahead, perhaps next week, with Major League Baseball coordinating with the Mayor's office in New York. Next summer's All-Star Game will be played in San Francisco, and on Monday night, Commissioner Bud Selig formally announced that the 2009 All-Star Game will be played in St. Louis. Sweet Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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