WCL and Bellingham Bells Announce Return of All-Star Game in Summer 2024

Today the West Coast League unveiled its plans for the highly anticipated return of the All-Star Game to the league’s lineup of summer events in 2024.

The 2024 West Coast League All-Star Game will be hosted by the Bellingham Bells, scheduled for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch on Wednesday, July 17, at the iconic Joe Martin Field in Bellingham. The two-day extravaganza, spanning July 16 & 17, promises a series of thrilling events, including a community adaptive baseball game, a player pro-style workout featuring MLB scouts, and a riveting skills challenge featuring top WCL All-Stars.

Highlighting the league’s top talent, the 2024 All-Star Game will showcase the stellar players representing each of the league’s 16 teams and will be broadcast live on MLB.com.

WCL Commissioner Rob Neyer expressed his enthusiasm for the event, stating, “The return of the All-Star Game is a testament to the league’s commitment to excellence. It’s a celebration of the remarkable talent within the West Coast League, and we can’t wait to see all our stars together again.”

Following a competitive bid process, the Bellingham Bells were awarded this prestigious event. One of the West Coast League’s founding teams, the Bells boasted an impressive fourth-place attendance ranking in the 2023 season, drawing nearly 60,000 fans to their games. The classic Joe Martin Field, with its all-turf playing surface, full video display scoreboard, batting cages, and a seating capacity of 3,100, serves as the perfect venue for this premier baseball event.

Most famously, Joe Martin Field is where Seattle Mariners legend Ken Griffey Jr. made his rookie debut with the Northwest League (Short Season A) Bellingham Mariners in 1987.

Stephanie Morrell, General Manager of the Bellingham Bells, expressed her excitement, stating, “We are beyond thrilled to be hosting the All-Star Game this summer. We’ve collaborated closely with the league to enhance the event’s impact and showcase the league’s outstanding product and talent. I couldn’t be happier for our fans and our community that the WCL is trusting us with this event.”

Mark your calendars – tickets for the 2024 West Coast League All-Star Game will be available for purchase starting April 1, 2024, at www.bellstickets.com. For more details about the All-Star Game and related festivities, visit www.bellinghambells.com.

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the best of the West Coast League in action, as the All-Star Game returns to Bellingham for an unforgettable summer spectacle.

About the West Coast League: The West Coast League is the West’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Encompassing Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and now Alberta, the WCL showcases pro prospects from major collegiate conferences around the nation. Every summer, the League features unparalleled fan and player experiences, with North America’s best baseball weather and a mix of classic and modern ballparks, all backdropped by the sport’s most stunning scenery. The 2019 MLB amateur draft began with former Corvallis Knight Adley Rutschman selected with the overall No. 1 pick by the Baltimore Orioles, and the 2022 draft featured two West Coast League alumni, Brooks Lee and Gabriel Hughes, among the first 10 picks.