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2015 All-Star Game will be played in Cincinnati, according to report

Cincinnati's Great American Ballpark will host the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Cincinnati's Great American Ballpark will host the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The 2015 MLB All-Star Game will be played in Cincinnati, The Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay reported Monday night.

Fay reported that MLB Commissioner Bud Selig will make the announcement on Wednesday. It would be the fifth MLB All-Star Game in the city — the first since 1988 — and the first at Great American Ballpark, which opened in 2003.

The Reds have lobbied to host the game since Bob Castellini became the team's owner in 2006. Castellini said on Opening Day last season that he was "confident" the All-Star Game would come to Cincinnati at some point in the near future, but he did not specify.

The 2013 All-Star Game is being held at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. The 2014 All-Star Game will take place at Target Field in Minneapolis, home of the Minnesota Twins.

The Washington Nationals were also actively lobbying to host the 2015 midsummer classic. They will have to wait for their chance until 2017, since Major League Baseball alternates between American League and National League parks each year.

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