The city of Seattle has been chosen to host the 2023 All-Star Game Festival, sources familiar with the decision told ESPN.
Plans to bring the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby back to T-Mobile Park, which last hosted it in 2001, when it was known as Safeco Field, are being finalized, according to sources. MLB declined to comment and said it would not confirm that Seattle was the option.
MLB already has two future sites secured for its All-Star Festival: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles next year and Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia during the 2026 season. The league moved the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver following the adoption of new voting laws in Georgia.
T-Mobile Park, a retractable roof gem that’s almost a quarter century old but still considered one of the best stadiums in the game, has gone almost 20 years without a major game, with 2001 also being the last year that the Mariners made the playoffs.