Mets To Host 2013 MLB All-Star Game At Citi Field, According To Report

The New York Mets will host the 2013 MLB All-Star game at Citi Field, according to a report (NYT). The official announcement from MLB is expected to come Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at City Hall. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mets owner Fred Wilpon and MLB Commissioner Bud Selig are expected to be in attendance.

Talks with the team have apparently been ongoing for some time and the Mets' financial and legal woes were not considered to be a factor in the selection.

The Mets last hosted an All-Star Game during the 1964 season, which was the year Shea Stadium opened. The National League won the All-Star Game that season, 7-4, with a three-run walk-off home run by Phillies right fielder Johnny Callison.

New York last hosted an All-Star Game in 2008 when the Yankees hosted the event at the old Yankees Stadium .

For more coverage of the Mets, visit our blog Amazin' Avenue.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.