Selig reaffirms All-Star Game in KC

Selig reaffirms All-Star Game in KC

PHOENIX -- The renovations under way at Kauffman Stadium have put Kansas City in the picture for a future All-Star Game, Commissioner Bud Selig reaffirmed on Saturday.

"Yes, very definitely," he said.

Selig had said before a tax referendum was passed to finance the two-year project that the stadium's face-lifting would likely get Kansas City the Midsummer Classic.

No date has been selected for an All-Star Game.

"Not yet because I'm still fiddling around, but the answer is yes, unequivocally," Selig said.

This year's All-Star Game will be at Yankee Stadium and the 2009 game will be at St. Louis' Busch Stadium. Those are the only two definite sites.

"Right at the moment. We're getting close on a couple of others," Selig said of future All-Star games.

The Royals have been the host for just one All-Star Game. That was in 1973 when Kauffman Stadium, then called Royals Stadium, was opened.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.