MLB All-Star Game Baseball Tickets
Cheer on your favorite player or league with MLB All-Star Game tickets. This annual baseball game pits All-Stars from both the American and National Leagues playing in Major League Baseball (MLB). The fielders are selected by the fans while the pitchers are selected by the managers. The first All-Star game was held in 1933 and played at Comiskey Park in Chicago and was a part of the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. Since the game is played during the middle of the season, it is known as the Midsummer Classic. There are no regular MLB games played starting the day before and up to days after the game, which is known as the All-Star break. The host team’s stadium will be designated as the home league. For example, when the 2019 MLB All-Star Game was played at Progressive Field, the Cleveland Indians and the American League were considered the home team. Currently, the American League (AL) has won 45 games while the National League (NL) has won 42 games. The 2020 MLB All-Star Game held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles had to be rescheduled due to the coronavirus. A reschedule date has not been announced. Secure your MLB All-Star Game tickets today through TicketSmarter.
Starting in 1989, the MLB permitted the use of a Designated Hitter during the MLB All-Star Game while playing at an American League stadium for both team leagues. Then in 2011, a DH was added permanently to the roster for both teams playing in the All-Star Game. Baseball games played in the National League, requires the pitcher to be included in the batting order, whereas the American League has no such restrictions but rather utilizes a DH.
Following a dispute from a tie game that occurred in the 2002 MLB All-Star Game hosted at Miller Park in Milwaukee, it was announced that winning league would be awarded home-field advantage during the MLB World Series. This practice lasted until 2016. Since then, a home-field advantage during the MLB Postseason has been awarded to the team with the better MLB regular-season record.
MLB All-Star Game Ticket Prices
As an exhibition game held in the middle of the season, MLB All-Star Game tickets typically are difficult to procure. Depending on the host stadium will impact the availability of suites and premium seating options. The stadium will also dictate the MLB All-Star Game ticket prices. Typically, All-Star Games will feature general admission or standing room only seats and those will typically be the cheapest MLB All-Star Game tickets.
How much are MLB All-Star Game tickets?
The starting ticket price for the MLB All-Star Game is $465 for standing room only seats to be placed somewhere in the stadium. Field boxes start at $1,765 per ticket. If you are looking for cheap MLB All-Star Game tickets, check out the seats in the upper deck of the ballpark. You may be able to find cheap All-Star tickets in the outfield, depending on the stadium. The TicketSmarter seating chart can help you narrow down the best seats for the upcoming MLB All-Star Game.
MLB All-Star Game Schedule
The MLB regular season starts in April and concludes by the end of September. There have been a few years where the MLB schedule had Opening Day in March to ensure the entire run of the MLB Postseason is held during the month of October. The MLB All-Star Game and accompanying MLB Home Run Derby and MLB All-Star Futures Game & MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game are held mid-July, typically on a Monday and Tuesday. Since this is held in the middle of the season, it is known as the All-Star break and gives teams a chance to recuperate before the schedule restarts. No MLB games are held starting the day prior and up to days after the All-Star Game. Typically, the MLB All-Star Game is the only major sporting event held on that Tuesday in July in the United States.
Upcoming MLB All-Star Game schedule includes the 2021 MLB All-Star Game hosted at Truist Stadium in Cumberland, Georgia. To coincide with the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the 2026 MLB All-Star Game will be hosted at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
When do MLB All-Star Game tickets go on sale?
MLB All-Star Game tickets go on sale in early January. Check out the MLB calendar from TicketSmarter for more information.
MLB All-Star Game Seating Chart
Because officials at the MLB select the stadium for the All-Star Game, every year the game is played a different baseball stadium around the country. Typically newer stadiums and ballparks that have not hosted an All-Star Game over a certain period of time, receive the bid to host the game. New York City has hosted nine All-Star Games while the Tampa Bay Rays have never hosted an All-Star Game.
As the All-Star Game is held at MLB baseball stadiums, most of the regular baseball stadium features can be found, like home plate boxes and seating in the outfield.
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