Thursday, January 12, 2012

Target Field will host 2014 All-Star Game

News started trickling out on Thursday night that Target Field and the Twins will host the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. The first man to report the information was USA Today baseball reporter Bob Nightengale on Twitter. He did follow up his original tweet by saying the news might not be announced for awhile. Joe Christensen of the Star Tribune followed up the news with a post on his blog.

Last week I posted about the Twins branching out and looking for other events to hold in the friendly confines at 1 Twins Way. In my very unofficial poll, the NHL Winter Classic finished as the one most fans wanted to see come to Target Field. The MLB All-Star Game finished in second place.

The Twins have previously hosted the MLB All-Star game on two separate occasions. Met Stadium served as the site for the 1965 All-Star Game and 20 years later, the Metrodome hosted the 1985 All-Star Game. The festivities in 1985 also included the inaugural edition of the Home Run Derby.

I threw together this rough outline of what the logo could look like for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. Overall, it should be an exciting event to bring a lot of attention to the Twin Cities.

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