Commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed the Cubs are being considered for an upcoming All-Star Game, but stressed that several clubs are in the bidding process.
The 2018 game will be held in Washington, with the 2019 game in Cleveland. Manfred is looking at sites for 2020, 2021 and 2022 — and may announce them all at once.
The Cubs haven’t hosted one since 1990, when the All-Star Game was much smaller in scope and its limited space for players and media wasn’t as big of an issue.
“We have a group of clubs that are interested,” Manfred said. “We’ve moved into a much more competitive evaluation of those various bids, taking into accounts things like the city’s involvement, have they built a new stadium for the club, have they done particular things that are helpful to a club, the availability of key venues, convention centers and whatnot.