General view of interleague play between the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago Cubs at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
There's going to be an announcement Wednesday by the commissioner's office, and the Twins are expected to get the nod for the 2014 Mid-Summer Classic.
The 2012 All-Star Game was just six weeks ago. The 2013 All-Star Game will be at Citi Field in New York City.
And Tuesday, we have learned the site of the 2014 All-Star Game, via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
Major League Baseball is planning a Wednesday afternoon news conference at Target Field, where Commissioner Bud Selig officially will award the 2014 All-Star Game to the Twins, according to multiple people who have been briefed on MLB's plans.
While being careful to say that nothing is official, the Twins were busy inviting several former and other local dignitaries to Wednesday's announcement.
"We hope that [an official announcement is] imminent," Twins CEO Jim Pohlad said. "The amount of communication with Major League Baseball has picked up, but ultimately the commissioner decides."
The Twins have hosted two All-Star games: in 1965 at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, and in 1985 at the Metrodome. Target Field opened in downtown Minneapolis in 2010.