CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds will host the 2015 All-Star game at Great American Ball Park, the city's first since 1988, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.
Commissioner Bud Selig will discuss the decision on Wednesday in Cincinnati, where he's also appearing to promote Major League Baseball's latest urban youth academy, according to the person speaking on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made.
The Cincinnati Enquirer first reported the decision.
The Reds have been trying to acquire the All-Star game since they opened Great American Ball Park in 2003. They hosted the game twice at Riverfront Stadium -- two weeks after its opening in 1970 and again in 1988. This year's game will be played at the Mets' Citi Field in New York. The 2014 All-Star game will be played in Minneapolis.
It'll be the fifth time that Cincinnati -- home of baseball's first professional franchise -- will host the All-Star game. It was played at Crosley Field in 1938...