Major League Baseball has made it official: New York City will host the All-Star Game for the ninth time in its history.
The 2013 version of the midsummer classic will take place at Citi Field next July. It's the first time since 1964 that the Mets will
The All-Star Game was last played here in 2008 at the old Yankee Stadium. The Bronx Bombers then moved across the street to their new stadium a year later.
The 2008 game generated $148.4 million in extra revenue, according to Major League Baseball. That year, the league held a FanFest at the Jacob J. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. The league also sprinkled Statue of Liberty replicas throughout New York - all wearing different team jerseys.
Another Javits Center-based FanFest will take place in 2013, and other events and promotions will be sprinkled throughout the city.
Finally, for anyone wondering — and we know you were — who won the last All-Star Game the Mets hosted? The National League did, dropping the American League 7-4 when Johnny Callison of the Philadelphia Phillies hit a three-run home run to win it.