Atlanta In The Mix To Host 2025 MLB All Star Game, Says Manfred

Atlanta is on the shortlist of teams to host the 2025 MLB All Star Game, comssioner Rob Manfred said this week.

Wild Card Round - Cincinnati Reds v Atlanta Braves - Game One
Wild Card Round - Cincinnati Reds v Atlanta Braves - Game One / Todd Kirkland/GettyImages

Baseball fans of the Atlanta Braves might not have to wait that long before the city hosts the MLB All Star game again. This is certainly interesting considering the controversy over the ASG being removed from Atlanta in 2021. However, it is not a surprise to see Atlanta in the mix to host again so soon after the disappointment of missing out on 2021.

During a Baseball Writers' Association of America meeting in Seattle during the MLB All Star week, MLB commisioner Rob Manfred mentioned that Atlanta was in the mix to host the MLB All Star game in 2025 at Truist Park. Other cities reportedly part of the mix include Baltimore's Camden Yards, Toronto's Rogers Centre, and Chicago's Wrigley Field.

If selected, it would be the third time Atlanta would host the All Star in its history. Looking back, it has certainly been a while since the city city has hosted the MLB All Star game. The first time was in 1972 at the old Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, while the second time (and most recent) was in 2000 in Turner Field.

Atlanta was scheduled to host the All Star game in 2021, but the game was moved to Coors Field in Denver in protest of the Georgia State Legislature's passage of the Election Integrity Act of 2021, which recieved controversy at the time, with accusations that the law suppressed voter turnout. Manfred said at the time that "Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box".

Politics aside, Atlanta has been long overdue to host the All Star Game. With a new state-of-the-art baseball park and a great location right by The Battery, baseball fans in Atlanta can have a little bit of optimist that the MLB All Star Game could return to the city sooner rather than later.