Photo of Citizens Bank Park taken from the upper level during a Philadelphia Phillies game.

Image Credit: Peter Bond (CC BY-SA 2.0)

2026 will mark the 250th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In lieu of the celebration, the Philadelphia Phillies will host the 2026 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Citizens Bank Park. 2026 will mark the fifth time the city of Philadelphia has hosted the MLB All-Star Game. The city last hosted the Midsummer Classic in 1996 and 1976 when the Philadelphia Phillies played their home games at the old Veterans Stadium. The Philadelphia Athletics hosted the Midsummer Classic at Shibe Park in 1943 and 1952.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred was on hand to announce the event at Independence Hall in downtown Philadelphia with many figures from the Philadelphia Phillies past and present. Among those present were Bryce Harper, Charlie Manuel, Gabe Kapler, Jimmy Rollins, and Mike Schmidt. David Montgomery, Chairman of the Philadelphia Phillies, has been targeting the MLB All-Star Game since 2004 when Citizens Bank Park first opened. However, Montgomery wanted to host the event in 2026 and during no other year. In case you haven’t noticed, the newest Major League Baseball stadiums are usually among the first to host an All-Star Game.

Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians, will host the 2019 MLB All-Star Game. Dodger Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will host the 2020 MLB All-Star Game.


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