2025 MLB All-Star Game coming to Atlanta, Truist Park

Atlanta Braves Truist Park
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Major League Baseball announced Thursday that the 2025 All-Star Game, and accompanying All-Star Week events, will be held in Atlanta at Truist Park.

The 2025 All-Star Game, and accompanying All-Star Week events, have been awarded to the Atlanta Braves, Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced Thursday from the Owners’ Meetings in Arlington, Texas.

This marks the third time that Atlanta will host the All-Star Game and it will be the first at Truist Park, the Club’s home since 2017.  Atlanta Stadium held the 1972 Midsummer Classic, in which the Braves’ Hank Aaron hit a two-run home run as part of a 4-3 National League victory.  Turner Field hosted the 2000 All-Star Game, in which Most Valuable Player Derek Jeter went 3-for-3 atop the American League lineup en route to the visiting side’s 6-3 win.

“I commend Terry McGuirk, Derek Schiller, the entire Braves organization and the Atlanta Sports Council for leading this effort," Manfred said. " As a model of success on and off the field, the Braves deserve to host the All-Star Game. Truist Park and The Battery Atlanta will provide fans a world-class experience in 2025.  We look forward to working with the Braves and local leaders to deliver a memorable All-Star Week that brings people together and benefits the community in many ways.”

The Braves will follow the reigning World Series champs Texas Rangers, who will host the upcoming Midsummer Classic on July 16, 2024 at Globe Life Field in Arlington.  Baseball's 2026 Midsummer Classic will be hosted by the Philadelphia Phillies for the 250th anniversary of American independence.

“We are thrilled that Major League Baseball has awarded the Atlanta Braves the 2025 All-Star Game," Chairman of the Atlanta Braves, Terry McGuirk said. " Time and time again, Atlanta has proven to be a world-class destination for the most exciting entertainment and sporting events.  I am excited that baseball fans will have the opportunity to experience Truist Park and The Battery Atlanta along with all this area has to offer.  Over the coming months, we look forward to working alongside MLB to create memorable experiences that will showcase and support our community.”

In 2021, MLB relocated the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta based, in part, because of a then-new law in which civil rights groups were concerned would restrict access to voting for minorities. Manfred met with major league clubs, players, and The MLBPA before moving the event, saying the "best way to demonstrate our values as a sport" was to relocated the game and events elsewhere.

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