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Philadelphia poised to host 2026 MLB All-Star Game

Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, is expected to be awarded the 2026 Major League Baseball All-Star Game to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

A press conference has been announced for next Tuesday, which will be attended by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, Phillies owner John Middleton, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.

Philadelphia also hosted the MLB All-Star Game in 1976 to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the birth of the United States. The city last hosted the event in 1996.

Lincoln Financial Field, which is adjacent to Citizens Bank Park and is the home of NFL team the Philadelphia Eagles, is also under consideration to host 2026 World Cup matches that summer.

It is believed the early award of the 2026 MLB All-Star Game is due to the fact that Philadelphia wants to host many other major sporting events that summer.