The MLB All-Star Game has grown into a truly Texas-sized event since the last time the Rangers hosted the Midsummer Classic, and the countdown to next year’s festivities continues.
Major League Baseball and the Rangers unveiled the 2024 All-Star Game logo Thursday at GlobeLife Field, the retractable-roof stadium across the street from the open-air facility where the 1995 All-Star Game was played in extreme heat. The logo for the July 16 game features an outline of Texas and is punctuated with the All-Star state’s signature star.
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“That Major League Baseball All-Star Game has been an uptick in activity all week,” said Chuck Morgan, the Rangers’ longtime public address announcer. “The All-Star experience has changed a lot since that game at The Ballpark in Arlington.”
Globe Life Field debuted in 2020, when the Rangers played their first season without fans there due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The stadium hosted the 2020 World Series, with limited fans, followed by the NL Division Series and the NL Championship Series.
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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said the Rangers’ stadium is an “incredibly state-of-the-art facility” and that the league feels a special commitment to the stadium and Texas owner Ray Davis to host the postseason at a neutral site.
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“When you think back to that time, Texas, Arlington, the Rays and the Rangers really stepped up in a moment that was tough to host,” Manfred said. “We have really thanked the club.”
This year’s All-Star Game was held last week in Seattle. The last time it was in Texas was in 2004 at Minute Maid Park in Houston.