MLB Cancels All-Star Game for First Time Since 1945 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
There is still a long wait for Dodger Stadium’s long-awaited All-Star Game.
Earlier today, MLB announced that for the first time since World War II, the league’s iconic All-Star game would not be played due to health risks surrounding the coronovirus epidemic.
The game, which was originally scheduled for July 14, marked the first time since 1980 that Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium would host the event. Thanks, with the cancellation announcement, the organization confirmed that LA would get to host for the now-canceled event in 2022.
“Once it was clear that we were unable to hold this year’s All-Star festivities, we wanted to award the Dodgers with the next available All-Star Game, which is 2022, commissioner Rob Manfred said. MLB.com. Atlanta had already been announced as the host for 2021, and Truest Park would remain in place next year.