Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that Major League Baseball has awarded the 2024 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard and accompanying All-Star Week events to the Texas Rangers. The announcement was made following the conclusion of the owners’ meetings in New York. The 2024 All-Star Game, which will be played on Tuesday, July 16th, will be Baseball’s 94th Midsummer Classic.
This marks the second time that the Rangers will host the All-Star Game and it will be the first at Globe Life Field, the Club’s home since 2020. The Ballpark in Arlington held the 1995 Midsummer Classic, in which the National League earned a close 3-2 victory led by Jeff Conine’s go-ahead pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning.
Commissioner Manfred said: “Major League Baseball is pleased to award the 2024 All-Star Game to the Rangers and the Cities of Arlington and Fort Worth, which presented a robust bid for All-Star Week. The Rangers stepped up under difficult circumstances and Globe Life Field served as terrific host for the 2020 Postseason, including the World Series. We are excited to once again feature Baseball’s newest ballpark on a global stage.”
“The Texas Rangers are honored to be awarded the 2024 All-Star Game,” said Rangers Majority Owner and Managing Partner Ray Davis. “With the opening of Globe Life Field in 2020 and the incredible development that continues to take place around the park, Arlington is an ideal location to host Major League Baseball and the Midsummer Classic. We want to thank Commissioner Rob Manfred, the State of Texas and the Governor’s Office, the Cities of Arlington and Fort Worth, and all of the dedicated officials from the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau and Visit Fort Worth for their efforts in bringing this showcase event to the area.”
“We are honored to be selected by MLB to host the All-Star Game once again,” Arlington Mayor Jim Ross said. “We look forward to welcoming the most talented baseball players to show off their skills in one of the best stadiums in the country. Globe Life Field and Arlington’s Entertainment District are ready to put on a spectacular 2024 All-Star Week for baseball fans from all over the world.”
“The City of Fort Worth and the City of Arlington work well together to attract these high-profile events to benefit Tarrant County,” Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker said. “We are thrilled to offer our world-class amenities to support the hosting of the All-Star Game and All-Star Week festivities in Arlington.”
The Rangers will follow the Seattle Mariners, who will welcome the 93rd Midsummer Classic to T-Mobile Park on July 11, 2023.