The New York Mets will host the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday at a news conference at City Hall.
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, Mets owner Fred Wilpon, Mr. Met and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attended the announcement.
The league decided at least four years ago that the Mets would host the game at the ballpark, which opened in 2009, but held off an announcement until it finalized agreements with the city for All-Star services and related events, such as the FanFest.
The Mets last hosted the All-Star Game in 1964, in Shea Stadium's first year.
Kansas City hosts this year's game, and the 2014 game is expected to be played at Minneapolis' Target Field.