Yankee Stadium All-Star announcement set

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NEW YORK – Baseball is set to announce Yankee Stadium as site of the 2008 All-Star game.

Commissioner Bud Selig will hold a news conference at New York’s City Hall with Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Jan. 31. Selig has said since last summer that Yankee Stadium was a leading candidate for the game.

The ballpark, which opened in 1923, is scheduled to close after the 2008 season, and the Yankees will move into a new stadium, being built across a street, the following year.

This year’s All-Star game will be at San Francisco, and the 2009 game will be in St. Louis.

The timing of the news conference was reported Tuesday by Newsday.

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