Jul 10, 2012, 8:50 PM EDT
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Nationals Park could host the All-Star Game three years from now.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There's a good chance Major League Baseball's All-Star Game will be played in Washington in July 2015.
Though the league hasn't yet announced where the Midsummer Classic will take place beyond next year (when the New York Mets will host), the 2014 game is expected to be played in Minnesota, with the 2015 game either in Washington or Miami. And according to a league source familiar with commissioner Bud Selig's thinking, the Nationals are currently the frontrunners to host the game over the Marlins.
Members of the Lerner family have long expressed their desire to bring the All-Star Game to the District, which hosted the event at Griffith Stadium in 1937 and 1956 and then at what became known as RFK Stadium in 1962 and 1969. And MLB officials have supported a Midsummer Classic at Nationals Park since the facility opened in 2008.
The only hangup has been a desire for more commercial development around the ballpark, a process that was stalled by a poor economy.Read more »
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