NEW YORK — Major League Baseball will play the 2026 All-Star Game in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, a person familiar with the planning told The Associated Press.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because no announcement had been made.

A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday at Independence Hall and is set to include commissioner Rob Manfred, Phillies owner John Middleton, Gov. Tom Wolf and Mayor Jim Kenney.

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. The 1996 All-Star Game was also played at the Vet in South Philadelphia. The 1943 and 1952 games were at Shibe Park in North Philadelphia. — (AP)

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