At a press conference at City Hall today, it was announced that Citi Field will host the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. You may have already heard the news:
February 1, 2007
From the New York Times: "But Selig said that 'the Mets are on my radar screen' for being the hosts of the game in the near future."
July 10, 2007
From the AP via ESPN: "The Angels are a candidate for the 2010 game, and the Mets are a candidate for the 2011 or 2013 game, a pair of baseball officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because Selig had not announced any decisions."
March 13, 2008
From the AP via ESPN: "The New York Mets have emerged as the likely host for baseball's All-Star game in 2013."
July 15, 2009
From the New York Post: "The Yankees had their All-Star party last year, with an All-Star farewell to Yankee Stadium. The Mets and Citi Field will be having their All-Star Summer hello in 2013. That was the word yesterday from MLB sources."
June 12, 2010
From Bob Nightengale, via TheRopolitans.com: "#mlb Selig will say Wednesday that KC will host the 2012 All-Star Game.The Mets will get the game in 2013, Minnesota in 2014, and DC in 2015."
July 13, 2010
From the New York Daily News: "Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said in his annual meeting with the Baseball Writers Association of America Tuesday that the Mets "deserve" to host an All-Star Game at Citi Field. Major League Baseball is expected to award the 2013 game to the Mets, but would not confirm that yesterday, but did say that 'the Mets have built a great new ballpark and, yes, they deserve an All-Star Game.'"
January 30, 2011
From ESPN New York: "Major League Baseball plans to award the 2013 All-Star Game to Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Still, an official announcement may not come for a few months, a baseball official said Saturday."
July 12, 2011
From the AP via the New York Post: "Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig all but confirmed the 2013 All-Star Game will be played at the Mets’ Citi Field."
January 4, 2012
From the Sporting News: "Major League Baseball still is negotiating with New York City officials to hold the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field, baseball sources said, nearly six months after commissioner Bud Selig strongly hinted that the New York Mets would be awarded the game and well past normal schedules for announcing future host cities."
January 12, 2012
From Brian Costa of The Wall Street Journal: "MLB is close to making the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field official. Just finalizing some details with the city."
February 27, 2012
From MLB.com: "The Mets are still 'very optimistic' about hosting the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field, principal owner Fred Wilpon said Monday, though an announcement does not appear imminent."
April 19, 2012
From the New York Daily News: "Meanwhile, Selig, at the MLB offices, told the editors that he will soon make an announcement on the 2013 All-Star game, presumed to be at Citi Field."
May 7, 2012
From Ken Davidoff of the New York Post: "Expect an official announcement shortly that the #Mets will host the 2013 #MLB All-Star Game. It's been locked in for over five years."
May 15, 2012
From the New York Times Bats blog: "Major League Baseball will announce on Wednesday that next year’s All-Star Game will be held at Citi Field, according to a person with knowledge of the decision."
May 16, 2012
It's official. Officially official.