Matt Breen and others reported this more than a week ago, but now you can officially put this on your 2026 desktop calendar.
Baseball’s Midsummer Classic will be held in Philadelphia for the celebration of the 250th anniversary of American independence and follows suit from 1976, when Veterans Stadium hosted the All-Star Game in the year of the nation’s bicentennial.
Hell yeah, America. Can’t do this in New York, because the Declaration of Independence wasn’t signed there. Wasn’t signed in Washington or Boston, either, so suck it Nationals and Red Sox fans.
The announcement was incredibly boring, like worse than watching paint dry, but if you care to watch it, here you go:
We’re LIVE from Independence Hall with a very special announcement! https://t.co/CO5yrLBGjM
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) April 16, 2019