Major League Baseball is moving forward with its plan for the 2020 season, but that will not include the All-Star Game following an official announcement.
The 2020 All-Star Game was scheduled for July 14 at Dodger Stadium before MLB suspended the start of its season in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now with Opening Day scheduled for July 23, MLB announced on Friday that this year’s Midsummer Classic is canceled.
MLB has canceled the All-Star Game.— Front Office Sports (@frntofficesport) July 3, 2020
The Dodgers, who were set to host this year, will host the game in 2022 instead. pic.twitter.com/TuN7iq9yOY
The decision was expected and comes just days after MLB canceled the 2020 minor-league season.
After losing out on this year’s All-Star Game, the Dodgers will now host the event in 2022. The last time the Dodgers hosted the All-Star Game was in 1980.
The Atlanta Braves are still scheduled to host the 2021 All-Star Game at Truist Park.