Selig: Wrigley Field Has All-Star Game ‘Appeal’
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CHICAGO (AP) – Commissioner Bud Selig said the prospect of holding the 2014 All-Star Game at Wrigley Field in its centennial year is an “appealing” choice.
Speaking during an impromptu press conference during Wednesday’s game between the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves, Selig said there are some hurdles to cross before the Midseason Classic can be awarded to the venerable ballpark, which opened in 1914.
“A lot of things to work out here, but it’s appealing,” Selig said. The 2012 game will be in Kansas City, while the locations for 2013 and beyond have yet to be announced.
Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts and his siblings have been active in seeking funding to renovate Wrigley Field and also have expressed interest in having the All-Star game there as part of a season-long centennial celebration in three years.
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