MINNESOTA, MN - APRIL 2: Target Field's plaza before an exhibition game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Minnesota Twins on April 2, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)
The Minnesota Twins are hopeful to land the 2014 MLB All-Star Game at Target Field in the near future.
Now that Commissioner Bud Selig has revealed that the New York Mets and Citi Field will play host to the 2013 MLB All-Star game,discussions for the 2014 event's location can shift to the forefront. And, with the Twins sporting a spanking-new stadium that is tailor-made for the event, Minnesota officials are extremely hopeful that the city will be announced as the next destination quite soon.
Twins president Dave St. Peter continues to meet with MLB personnel in New York, but there is heavy optimism around the organization that the team and city will be able to get this wrapped up in the coming weeks. The Twins last hosted an All-Star game in 1985 at the Metrodome, and before that in 1965 at Metropolitan Stadium.
Considering how baseball looks to have made the decision to have the 2013 event in New York far in advance because of a new stadium, it's only logical that the league will reward Minnesota's new digs with the mid-season extravaganza in the same way. The 39,504-person Target Field, which opened to kick off the 2010 season, was ranked as the No. 1 stadium experience in North America by ESPN The Magazine, and is an ideal choice to host a league-wide event.