It has been a long wait for local residents and South Florida to host the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The Mid-Summer Classic will be played on Tuesday night at Marlins Park in Miami.
The 2000 All-Star Game was originally rewarded to Miami in 1995. It was taken away by Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig in 1998. The MLB reason was that Pro Player Stadium was not suitable and the Marlins needed a new venue for the game. Another theory was that the Marlins broke up their roster following their 1997 World Series title.
The 2017 All-Star Game was given to Miami in 2016. The Marlins have played in their new stadium Marlins Park since April 2012.