Nationals Park to host Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 2018


Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday that Nationals Park will host the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 2018. The last All-Star Game held in D.C. was back in 1969. The game and all its festivities will draw enormous crowds and big bucks to the local economy. According to Destination D.C., visitor spending will add up to tens of millions of dollars. Melissa Riley, vice president of sales and services with Destination D.C. stated that the event will greatly impact every facet of the city from hotels to restaurants, attractions, retail and transportation. Game day alone would generate a whopping $34 million. The rest of the money will come during week long festivities surrounding the 2018 All-Star Game. Cincinnati is set to host the All-Star game this year, followed by San Diego in 2016, then Miami in 2017.


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