Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 8/29/12

MIAMI - OCTOBER 22: MLB Commissioner Bud Selig takes questions from the press prior game four of the Major League Baseball World Series between the New York Yankees and the Florida Marlins on October 22, 2003 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS When all is said and done, it will have been a 29-year wait for the Twins, but now the end is near. The 2014 All-Star Game officially belongs to Target Field.Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig was in Minneapolis on Wednesday to make the announcement, which had become baseball's worst-kept secret. Surrounded by former Twins stars and the faces of the organization, Selig made it official, and he said he's been sure for quite some time that Target Field was the right place for the 2014 game."As I just looked, I said to Paul Molitor, 'Target field is just spectacular,' Selig said. "Every time I'm here, I just can't tell you how impressive this is. So this will be a great showplace for the 2014 All-Star Game.Citi Field will be home to the 2013 All-Star Game, continuing the tradition of alternating between the ballparks of the American League and the National League. The Twin Cities last hosted the MLB All-Star Game in 1985 at the Metrodome, which opened in 1982 as the home of both the Twins and the NFL's Vikings. The Twins' current 27-year wait for an All-Star Game is the second-longest in the American League; the Rays have never hosted a game.The most recent All-Star Game for any sport in the Twin Cities was held at the Xcel Energy Center in 2004, and the Timberwolves hosted the NBA All-Star Game at the Target Center in 1994.Follow Joan Niesen on Twitter.
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