Baseball’s 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Tuesday at Independence Hall with a cast of All-Stars past and present on stage behind him. Phillies Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt and six-time All-Star Bryce Harper were the last two speakers to address the crowd.

This will be the first All-Star Game at Citizens Bank Park, which opened in 2004. The 1976 All-Star Game was played at Veterans Stadium to mark the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, and the 1996 All-Star Game also was played at the Vet, which stood in the same sports complex in South Philadelphia. The 1943 and 1952 games were at Shibe Park.

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper gestures as he speaks during a Major League Baseball news conference, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper gestures as he speaks during a Major League Baseball news conference, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

This year’s All-Star Game is July 9 in Cleveland. The 2020 game will be at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, site of the 1980 game. Sites for 2021-25 have not been announced.

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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper makes a selfie with the team mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, during a Major League Baseball news conference, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper makes a selfie with the team mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, during a Major League Baseball news conference, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred, center, accompanied by the Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper, Aaron Nola, and others speaks during a Major League Baseball news conference, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred, center, accompanied by the Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper, Aaron Nola, and others speaks during a Major League Baseball news conference, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper arrives for a Major League Baseball news conference, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper arrives for a Major League Baseball news conference, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)