Denver's Coors Field will be the site of the 1998 All-Star Game, baseball officials announced Monday.
"Another of our goals is to have a World Series here," Colorado Rockies chairman Jerry McMorris said during a news conference with National League president Leonard Coleman.
Word of the decision got out last week, when baseball officials also confirmed that Miami's Joe Robbie Stadium will be the All-Star site in 2000.
Coors Stadium, which opened this year, holds about 50,000 _ more than 6,000 fewer seats than the Rockies' 1993 average.
Baerga takes lead: Cleveland second baseman Carlos Baerga and Texas catcher Ivan Rodriguez have moved into the lead at their positions in AL All-Star voting. Voting ended Monday.
Baerga has 687,222 votes, followed by 564,938 for Toronto's Roberto Alomar. Rodriguez has 576,268 votes compared with 510,287 for Cleveland's Sandy Alomar Jr.
Captains named: Pitching greats Nolan Ryan and Ferguson Jenkins will serve as honorary captains for the July 11 game at the Ballpark in Arlington.
1995 The Ballpark Arlington
1996 Veterans Stadium Philadelphia
1997 Jacobs Field Cleveland
1998 Coors Field Denver
1999 To be announced
2000 Joe Robbie Stadium Miami