Rangers to host 2024 MLB All-Star Game
The Texas Rangers announced Thursday they will host Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in 2024 at Globe Life Field.
The league's 94th All-Star Game will be played July 16, 2024.
Globe Life Field is MLB's newest ballpark, originally opening in 2020 and memorably hosting the World Series that year as a neutral site during the pandemic-shortened campaign.
The Rangers previously hosted the Midsummer Classic in 1995 when they played at the Ballpark in Arlington.
"The Texas Rangers are honored to be awarded the 2024 All-Star Game," Rangers majority owner and managing partner Ray Davis said in a statement. "With the opening of Globe Life Field in 2020 and the incredible development that continues to take place around the park, Arlington is an ideal location to host Major League Baseball and the Midsummer Classic.
"We want to thank commissioner Rob Manfred, the state of Texas and the Governor's office, the cities of Arlington and Fort Worth, and all of the dedicated officials from the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau and Visit Fort Worth for their efforts in bringing this showcase event to the area."
It will mark the second straight All-Star Game at an AL West park, as the Seattle Mariners are set to host the 2023 event.
Globe Life Field is one of five current ballparks that have yet to host the game. Now, it's down to the Tampa Bay Rays' Tropicana Field, the New York Yankees' Yankee Stadium, the Philadelphia Phillies' Citizens Bank Park, and the Atlanta Braves' Truist Park. The latter was originally supposed to host the 2021 contest, but MLB moved it to Colorado.