MLB All Star Game Tickets
It is never too early to start planning for the MLB All Star Game 2017. It will take place the week of July 9 in Miami, Florida, at the Marlin Parks. Marlin Giancarlo Stanton stunned in last year's Home Run derby, scoring a record 61 homers. It is up to this year's contenders to see if they can best this number. There will be plenty more happening in Miami during the week as the National League and American league's best players battle for bragging rights. Last year went to the AL, so the NL will be looking for some revenge. Be sure to get your tickets early so that you do not miss a minute of the excitement.
2017 MLB All Star Game News
With the MLB All Star game just a week away, the final lineups have been announced. The Chicago Cubs' entire infield made the starting lineup for the National League. Joining them in the catcher position will be Buster Posey from the Giants, while Bryce Harper from the Nationals, Yoenis Cespedes from the Mets, and another Cub, Dexter Fowler will be in the outfield. The American League lineup includes several from the Red Sox, including Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley, Mookie Betts and David Ortiz. Salvador Perez and Eric Hosmer from the Royals, Jose Altuve from the Astros, Manny Machado from the Orioles and Mike Trout from the Angels round out the starting lineup. Tickets for the game are on sale, with prices starting at $95.
Baseball season is in full swing, and the MLB All Star game is less than a month away and voting remains active. In the latest from the American League, catcher Salvador Perez led once again. The only change since the third update was that outfielder Mookie Betts moved up above Mark Trumbo and Lorenzo Cain for the third outfield position. Mike Moustakas remains on the board despite missing the rest of the season due to an ACL injury. On the National League side, the Cubs continue to dominate the field, with the latest update seeing no change from the previous week. You can already get your tickets for the game and the other All Star game weekend festivities. Ticket prices start at $272.
The 2016 MLB All Star Game will be coming to one of the best parks in all of baseball. Petco Park in downtown San Diego features nearby attractions, a beautiful yard and exceptional weather. All that, and there’s still a baseball game to be played! Fans continue to vote on which of baseball’s best will be on the field for the Midsummer Classic, and it will be exciting to see the rosters take shape. The game will be played on July 12, with tickets starting as low as $11. Before that, of course, fans have a chance to see the popular Home Run Derby on July 11. Tickets for that event start at $169.
Summer is right around the corner and now is the time to start filling up your calendar with exciting events to make this the best summer yet. One upcoming sporting event that you do not want to miss is the MLB All Star Game. The All Star weekend is running from July 10-12 and being held at the Petco Park in San Diego, CA. Catch all of the best MLB players in one spot during the MLB All Star Game and enjoy watching them play live when you purchase your tickets. Tickets are still available and start at $468 apiece. They are selling like hot cakes so get yours before it is too late.
Opening Day may still be a week away, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking ahead to the MLB All Star Game! The annual festivities will take place in San Diego, CA, starting on Sunday, July 10 and run through Tuesday, July 12. Highlights include the yearly Home Run Derby, which features the best sluggers from around the league. The All Star Game itself is set to take place as the main event on Tuesday, July 12. You can buy tickets to each individual event or go for the inclusive All Weekend Pass, which gives you access to All Star Sunday, the Home Run Derby, and the All Star Game.
About MLB All Star Game Tickets
The MLB All Star Game – often referred to as the "Midsummer Classic" – is a game featuring outstanding players chosen from National and American league teams, who oppose each other, league against league. Arch Ward, a Chicago Tribune sports editor, is credited with promoting the first All Star Game, which was held in Chicago in 1933 in conjunction with the Century of Progress Exposition.
The All Star Game is held each July – two annual games were played from 1959 to 1962. Most of the gate receipts are donated to the player's pension fund. Similar contests are conducted in American professional football and basketball, as well as on various amateur levels of these and other sports.
The All Star Game venue is chosen by MLB and traditionally alternates between the two leagues every year. The home team is the league in which the host franchise plays its games. The two managers are traditionally the managers of the previous season's two World Series teams.
MLB fans vote on the starting position players for the All Star Game. As of 2004, pitchers and back-up position players are elected by other players, with the team's managers deciding how to fill any empty slots. Each MLB team is guaranteed to have at least one player selected to participate.
The Home Run Derby, a contest among the sport's top home run hitters, is played on the day before the All Star Game. In the 2002 All Star Game, following a highly controversial tie when both teams ran out of pitchers in the 11th inning, the MLB changed the rules to give the All Star Game new meaning and additional incentive for victory.
As of July 2004, for the 2003-2004 seasons, the MLB team that won the All Star Game was to be given home-field advantage for the World Series. Previously, home-field advantage in the World Series alternated between the two leagues each year.