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Bud Selig: Wrigley an 'appealing' venue

CHICAGO -- The 2014 All-Star Game may end up at historic Wrigley Field.


Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig told Chicago media Wednesday that as soon as he assigns the 2013 game, he'll look at sites for the 2014 game, and Wrigley is among the candidates.

"I told [Cubs chairman] Tom Ricketts today that when I took over as commissioner, you had to beg cities to take the All-Star Game," Selig said. "Now they are lined up and everybody is fighting for them. It will be in Kansas City in 2012. Then I'll announce 2013 and I'll go on from there. I'll probably [announce] a bunch of them at one point."

Before the Ricketts family bought the Cubs in October 2009, the franchise petitioned Major League Baseball for the 2014 All-Star Game, which would coincide with the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field. The Cubs are hoping to have a ballpark renovation done by that date as well.

"We have discussed the matter," Selig said of his conversations with Cubs' ownership. "It's appealing. No question about it. We have a lot of things to work out here. But it is appealing. There's been a lot of cities that built new stadiums and a lot of commitments have been made. I'll just have to work my way through it."

Wrigley Field has previously hosted All-Star Games in 1947, 1962 and 1990.

Bruce Levine covers the Cubs for ESPNChicago.com.