Dodgers Rumors: Chavez Ravine potentially set to host 2020-21 All-Star Game

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 24: Yasiel Puig (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 24: Yasiel Puig (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

The MLB All-Star Game is an annual collection of the best baseball players the planet has to offer. According to the latest Dodgers rumors, these talents could be taking themselves to Los Angeles.

Who doesn’t love the MLB All-Star Game? Every summer, us fans are treated to an exhibition including the greatest talents this world has to offer. With the MLB Futures Game, Home Run Derby and All-Star Game itself, the All-Star break can be an eventful few days. According to the latest Dodgers rumors, the Midsummer classic may be returning to Los Angeles.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports recently reported that the Los Angeles Dodgers are in line to host either the 2020-21 All-Star Game. This comes after Commissioner Rob Manfred said that Dodger Stadium and Wrigley Field were on his radar for the 2020 and 2021 game. Next season is set to take place in Washington, the year following to take place in Cleveland.

The 2019 All-Star Game will break a six-year streak of venues that were opened in the 21st century. Progressive Field, which was opened in 1994, will likely start a streak of older ballparks to host the venue. Dodger Stadium was opened in 1962, last hosting an All-Star Game in 1980.

More from Dodgers Rumors

Despite its age, Dodger Stadium has every capability to host the festivities the MidSummer Classic has to offer. The ballpark has hosted the finals of the World Baseball Classic in both 2009 and 2013 and seemingly adds small variations to the park every season. Whether it is new scoreboards or repainting the field level seats, the Dodgers are always active.

If these Dodgers rumors come to fruition and Chavez Ravines holds the 2020-21 All-Star Game it would be the fourth All-Star Game to be held in California since 2007. The Giants, Angels and Padres have all hosted the game in that stretch. This leaves Oakland and Los Angeles as the only California ballparks to not host the event in the last ten years. Oakland last hosted in 1987.

With the improvements being made there is no reason that Dodger Stadium shouldn’t get the All-Star Game nod in the very near future. Dodger Stadium does have the greatest capacity in the MLB with the ability to hold 56,000 fans. Not to mention the Dodgers average 45,000 fans per game, so the crew at the stadium can definitely handle big crowds.

Next: Dodgers could still acquire another great arm

It has been far too long since the Midsummer Classic has been in Los Angeles. Just imagine the greatest sluggers in the game blasting home runs over the left and right field pavilions, and the greatest athletes the sport has to offer enjoying their first Dodger Dog.