Milwaukee Deserves Another MLB All-Star Game
Milwaukee Brewers hosted an All-Star Game in 2002. They had the All-Star festival at the Wisconsin Center, which probably had a different name at that time since they’ve changed it more times than Prince changed his name. The Home Run Derby was awesome because Sammy Sosa put on an absolute steroid-influenced Home Run Derby with the roof closed on a humid night. The game itself had the first tie in baseball history, and MLB became a joke for the next couple of days. The City of Milwaukee looks far different than it did in 2002, and it’s probably time to bring the All-Star Game back to the Cream City.
Milwaukee received significant updates in the last 17 years. The city looks much different than it did in 2002. Milwaukee rehabbed different parts of the city, and they’ve made great changes around the city. With the Democratic National Convention coming to the city next year, Milwaukee will upgrade with an abundance of hotels and downtown attractions which will make the All-Star Game even more attractive than ever before. NBA will likely add an All-Star Game of its own in the coming five to 10 years with the league being able to show off the brand new arena.
Miller Park might be older for stadiums even if it’s only 18 years old but it is still a beaut. They have a retractable roof where the weather isn’t a problem for any of the activities. The stadium upgraded their walk-through experience in the last year with bigger bars and more hyper-focused food options like tacos, burgers, and barbecue. Miller Park looks much different than it did 17 years ago, and I’m not sure anyone would say it has gotten worse over the years.
Brewers will have to wait until at least 2022 as next year it goes to Dodger Stadium and the year after that it will be in SunTrust Park. There is only one new ballpark being built at the moment that might conflict with the chances for the Brewers, and that’s Texas’s new digs. We’ll see if the league decides to head back to the Midwest.