2012 MLB All-Star Game to be played in Kansas City

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 | 6:33 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — Baseball commissioner Bud Selig says the 2012 Major League All-Star Game will be played in Kansas City.

Selig made the formal announcement Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium, following through on a promise he made four years ago.

The game is a reward for Jackson County voters approving a sales tax increase in 2006 to fund more than $250 million in stadium renovations. Selig had promised before that vote that an All-Star Game would be held in Kansas City between 2010 and 2014 if the tax were approved.

The Royals also hosted the game in 1973, the year the stadium opened.

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