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Reds to host 2015 All-Stars
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:00 AM
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Reds will host the 2015 All-Star game at Great American Ball Park, the city's first since 1988, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.
Commissioner Bud Selig will discuss the decision on today in Cincinnati, where he's also appearing to promote Major League Baseball's latest urban youth academy, according to the person speaking on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made.
The Reds have been trying to acquire the All-Star game since they opened Great American Ball Park in 2003. They hosted the game twice at Riverfront Stadium - two weeks after its opening in 1970 and again in 1988. This year's game will be played at the Mets' Citi Field in New York. The 2014 All-Star game will be played in Minneapolis.
It'll be the fifth time that Cincinnati - home of baseball's first professional franchise - will host the All-Star game.
The Reds have made an extra push to get the All-Star game since Bob Castellini bought controlling interest in the club after the 2005 season.
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