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Cleveland, Progressive Field To Host 2019 All-Star Game

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For the first time since 1997, the Cleveland Indians and Progressive Field will host the MLB All-Star Game

The Cleveland Indians and Progressive Field will host the 2019 MLB All-Star Game. This will be the first All-Star Game in Cleveland since 1997 when the Indians won the American League Pennant.

Cleveland ended a nearly 20 year drought in 2016 when they won the American League Pennant and came within one win of winning the World Series. They have not won a World Series title since 1948, after losing to the Chicago Cubs in heart breaking fashion just last November.

With some great talent under contract through at least 2019 in the likes of Corey Kluber, Francisco Lindor, and Edwin Encarnacion, the Indians are in a position to be well represented in the 2019 All-Star Game.


Miami is set to host the 2017 All-Star Game in Marlins Park, and the Washington Nationals will host the 2018 All-Star Game in Nationals Park.

Progressive Field was completed in 1994, but was named Jacobs Field until 2008. The ball park has gone through some chances recently. Seats have been removed in right field to open up the ball park and create more open spaces for fans to take in games from. The Indians attendance has been down in recent years so this removal of seats should not have a huge impact on seating. However, the franchise has seen an increase in ticket sales after signing Edwin Encarnacion to a long-term deal this off-season.

The Indians seem like one of the favorites to dominate the American League for the next few years. With the signing of Encarnacion this winter, the Indians filled a great weakness and pretty much locked up the AL Central.

Over the next three years, the Indians have a great shot to win the American League Pennant each year. With a great core of position players and pitchers, the Indians have a chance to make it to the World Series multiple times in the near future….maybe even in 2019.

**Some information from USAToday.com