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Indians picked to host 2019 All-Star Game
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 26: A general view of Progressive Field during the third inning in Game Two of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians on October 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Indians will host the 2019 MLB All-Star Game, the team, along with the MLB, formally announced Friday.
This will be a record sixth time the Indians have hosted the Mid-Summer Classic, the last time the All-Star Game was in Cleveland was in 1997 at Jacobs Field.
Cleveland's Municipal Stadium was the site of four All-Star Games with three of them being the top attended All-Star Games ever.
The first was in 1935, which was the third such game featuring the best of both leagues, that drew 69,812 fans.
In the Indians pennant winning year of 1954, they hosted the game and drew 69,751 with the largest crowd for an All-Star Game coming in 1981 with 72,086 in attendance.
The economic impact of game ranges between $60-$80 million.