Red Sox Mulling Future All-Star Game Bid For Fenway Park
The Red Sox are "preparing a bid to bring the All-Star Game back to Fenway Park" for the first time since '99, although it is "probably not going to happen any time soon," according to Peter Abraham of the BOSTON GLOBE. Red Sox President & CEO Sam Kennedy is "gathering information about MLB’s process for obtaining the game and will work with local officials about putting together a proposal." The Red Sox are "hoping to host the game" in '29 to mark the 30th anniversary of the last time the game was held at Fenway. The Red Sox in '18 "tried to bring the Army-Navy football game to Fenway, but that didn’t work out because of hotel issues involving housing the thousands of cadets and midshipmen from the schools" (BOSTON GLOBE, 5/11). In Boston, Nick Goss noted Fenway has hosted the All-Star Game in '46, '61 and '99. The game "always is one of the marquee sporting events of the summer, and the Fenway Park backdrop certainly would add a special element" (NBCSPORTSBOSTON.com, 5/12).