Report: Orioles are favorites to host 2016 All-Star Game

Friday December 12th, 2014

The Baltimore Orioles are the leading contenders to host the 2016 MLB All-Star Game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, reports USA Today's Bob Nightengale.

The 2017 All-Star Game will go to the either the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park or San Diego Padres at Petco Park, according to Nightengale. The Marlins have never hosted an All-Star Game.

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Last season's All-Star Game was held at Target Field in Minnesota, while the 2015 game will be held at the Cincinnati Reds' Great American Ball Park.

A selection committee decides the venue for the All-Star Game each season, and typically alternates between an American League team and a National League team. Whichever league wins the game each season receives home field advantage in that year's World Series. 

The Orioles last hosted the All-Star Game in 1993. 

- Molly Geary

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