MLB All Star Game Tickets
In July 2016, Major League Baseball's brightest stars are headed to Petco Park — so get your All Star Game tickets! The Midsummer Classic goes to San Diego for a weekend of events and an All Star Game that is sure to be action-packed! Come experience the excitement as the game's biggest names compete and add another chapter to baseball's rich legacy. Be there live for the 2016 MLB All Star Game, plus all 2016 All Star events including the MLB Fanfest, All Star Sunday, and the Home Run Derby!
MLB All Star Game 2016 News and Updates
7/13/15 - Hosted in the classic baseball city of Cincinnati, this year’s MLB All Star Game was a fun-filled affair for casual fans and hardcore viewers alike. Hometown slugger Todd Frazier got Cincy fired up on Monday with his victory in the Home Run Derby, although he wasn’t able to put his stamp on the Midsummer Classic itself, a game in which the AL never trailed. Mike Trout led off the game with a homer off Dodgers ace Zack Greinke, who then tightened up and struck out Albert Pujols and Nelson Cruz back-to-back. Pirates star Andrew McCutchen delivered a dinger for the NL, but Trout and Prince Fielder provided too much offense for the host league to overcome as the AL took a 6-3 decision. Baseball returns to regular season play this weekend—grab your tickets now!
7/8/15 - The annual MLB All Star Game is on July 14, with activities going on all weekend. Most of the players have already been selected for the league rosters, but fans can still vote for the final player in each league until July 10. The leading vote-getter this year was the Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson, who had over 14 million votes, which was a new all-time single-season voting record. There is also a change in the entertainment schedule. Ariana Grande was set to play the All Star concert on Saturday, but she has canceled due to getting her wisdom teeth pulled. Demi Lovato will be performing in her place. All weekend passes are still available, with prices starting at $586, or you can just get a ticket for the game starting at $187.
5/27/15 - Be there live to enjoy a tradition that dates all the way back to 1933. The MLB All Star Game is being held in Cincinnati this year, and you can attend. With at least one player coming out from every team in the league, there is guaranteed to be something for everybody, as baseball's top players come together for one of the most exciting and anticipated matches of the year. Tickets are also available for the All Star Home Run Derby, taking place one day before the big game. Tickets for the main event start at $189, while Home Run Derby tickets start at $166. Come out and support your favorite players on July 14th, or attend the Derby on July 13th. Get your tickets today.
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.