Published On: January 9th, 2024

Northwoods League selects Mankato as host site of the 2024 mid-summer classic

Rochester, Minn. – The Mankato MoonDogs baseball club announced today that the Northwoods League has granted them the right to host the 2024 All-Star Game, bringing the mid-summer classic back to Mankato and ISG Field for the third time in team history.

MoonDogs General Manager Tyler Kuch shared his excitement in getting to host such a premiere event, “We are incredibly honored to bring the All-Star Game back to Mankato.”  Kuch continued, “It was an absolute blast in 2021 and we can’t thank the Northwoods League enough for the vote of confidence for Round Two.”

“The Mankato organization put on an excellent event a few years ago and we as a League look forward to another great event with a few new twists.” said Northwoods League President Ryan Voz.  “The 2021 All-Star game in Mankato proved to be a great couple of days, showcasing the league’s finest players, and this next summer should be even better.”  Voz continued, “Mankato was selected to host this event again due to the great job they did in 2021.”

The MoonDogs plan to entertain fans and visitors over a two-day celebration of baseball and fun. The festivities will begin on Monday, July 22 when ISG Field will play host to a one-of-a-kind doubleheader of softball-baseball action. The brand-new Mankato softball team will host the new La Crosse softball team at 5:05 p.m. for a Northwoods regular season contest followed by the 2024 All-Star Home Run Challenge at 7 p.m. that will pit the best sluggers from around the Northwoods League against each other as they vie for the home run derby crown.

Tuesday, July 23 will be an action-packed day of events beginning with the 2024 All-Star Luncheon Banquet that will be open to the public and take place at the Mankato Civic Center in downtown Mankato from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Along with each of the All-Stars being honored during the banquet, a featured guest speaker (to be named at a later date) will address the crowd. The 2024 All-Star Game will then take place back at ISG Field with the first pitch scheduled to be thrown at 7:05 p.m. The 2024 All-Star Game, presented by Pepsi of Mankato and Michelob Ultra, will also feature a post-game fireworks extravaganza to conclude the two-day celebration.

Tickets for the 2024 Northwoods League All-Star events can be purchased at or by calling the MoonDogs front office at 507-625-7047.  The MoonDogs office, located at 1221 Caledonia Street (Mankato) is also open M-F, 9-5.


The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 30th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 26 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires, and front office staff, 340 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and two-time World Series Champion Max Scherzer (TEX), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (ATL). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2023 World Series Champion, 2021 and 2023 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove and Silver Slugger winner and two-time All-MLB first team shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website at and on ESPN+. For more information, visit or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.


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