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Marlins Again Passed Over For MLB All-Star Game; Is Fire Sale The Culprit?
Published January 23, 2013
COMPETITIVE MARKETPLACE: In DC, James Wagner noted ’17 also is the “soonest potential year” for the Nationals to host the All-Star Game. It is “unclear why Cincinnati beat out other competing teams for the ’15 game, but the slow-moving development surrounding Nationals Park could have been a factor.” The competition for the ’17 game includes Petco Park and Citizens Bank Park, "also fairly new stadiums that have yet to host the event.” Also in the mix is Wrigley Field, which “turns 100 next year and team executives are hoping to renovate the stadium" (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 1/22).