I would have thought that the ASG would (with today’s 30 teams) roughly visit each ballpark once ever 30 years. If it’s not in any kind of order, what exactly is the criteria anyway? Are some ballparks never going to host an ASG? Are others favored for frequent ASGs?
It’s mostly up to the whim of the Commissioner. Bud Selig is the devil. Worst thing to ever happen to baseball.
The Mets were long overdue for an ASG. Most teams have hosted two in the gap between the Mets hosting the game. Some three or more.
“Details to flesh out who might get All-Star for a given year begins as soon as the Commissioner makes some determination as to which clubs and which cities want to host the All-Star Game, according to Marla Miller, Senior Vice-President of Special Events for Major League Baseball. Each club that is up for consideration is provided with an All-Star Specification Manual that details the criteria that a club wishing to host the All-Star Game must meet. Millers team starts looking into the details behind the scenes such as Convention Center space to host the 5 day FanFest, hotel accommodations, etc. needed to host such a large event for each of the contenders on the Commissioners short list. Feedback from Miller based upon Convention Center or hotel space availability in July, when it is at a premium, can play into the decision making process.
Were up to over 400,000 sq ft. that is needed for All-Star FanFest, said Miller. If a clubs market doesnt have that kind of space available for a given year of All-Star, that particular market may not work for us for that year.