Minneapolis, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- The Minnesota Twins has been awarded the Major League Baseball's 2014 All-Star Game and will host the 85th Midsummer Classic at Target Field.
Jim Pohlad, CEO and Owner of the Minnesota Twins said Wednesday at a press conference at Target Field, "It is an honor for the Minnesota Twins to be selected to host the 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field ... The excitement of having the Midsummer Classic will permeate the Twin Cities and be a great showcase for our region and our wonderful community asset, Target Field."
The All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 will mark the third time that the Twins played host of the Midsummer Classic.
In 1965, the Metropolitan Stadium hosted the All-Star Game while the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome hosted the All-Star Game in 1985.
Minnesota will become the 16th city to host the Midsummer Classic on at least three occasions. The others include: New York (9), Chicago (7), Pittsburgh (5), Cleveland (5), St. Louis (5), Boston (4), Cincinnati (4), Detroit (4), Philadelphia (4), Washington (4), Anaheim (3), Houston (3), Kansas City (3), Milwaukee (3) and San Francisco (3).