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Fort Worth, TX – Opening night of the MLB Draft will be held Sunday, July 14 at the historic Cowtown Coliseum in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards. The draft will be open to the public and details including attendees, broadcast information, timing and ticketing will be announced at a later date.
“Fort Worth and Arlington are powerhouses for hosting major sporting events together,” said Mayor Mattie Parker. “I am thrilled that our cities are partnering to welcome the 2024 MLB All-Star Week to the region. It is an honor to kick off the MLB Draft in Fort Worth’s Historic Stockyards, an entertainment district unlike anywhere else in the country. Visiting baseball fans will get to experience the unexpected sights, sounds and flavors that are truly Texas.”
The 2024 All-Star Week events will take place in Arlington, Fort Worth and the North Texas region from July 12-16. The 94th Midsummer Classic will be played at Globe Life Field on July 16, marking the second All-Star Game to be hosted by the Texas Rangers following the 1995 All-Star Game at The Ballpark in Arlington.
In addition to the MLB Draft, All-Star Week events include three major youth sports events: the All-Star Commissioner’s Cup youth baseball tournament, the HBCU Swingman Classic presented by T-Mobile and powered by the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation (YDF), and the Jennie Finch Classic youth softball tournament presented by ARM & HAMMER. Fans can also attend the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on July 15. Fans can also attend the All-Star Futures Game and Celebrity Softball Game on July 13, the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on July 15 and the All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on July 16. 
“Hosting an event of this caliber is a defining moment for our city,” said Jason Sands, executive director of the Fort Worth Sports Commission. “This event provides us with a unique platform to showcase the vibrant sports culture and hospitality of Fort Worth to baseball fans across the nation.”
With its rich history and iconic status as the world's first indoor rodeo arena, the 1908 Cowtown Coliseum offers a unique and memorable backdrop for the event. The venue's charm and character, combined with its versatility to accommodate different types of events, make it a standout choice for hosting the draft in Fort Worth.
“We are proud to welcome the opening day of the MLB Draft at the historic Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards,” said Craig Cavileer, managing partner of Stockyards Heritage Development Co. “As home to the first indoor rodeo in America in 1918 and having hosted entertainment icons including Elvis Presley, to think that some 125 years later, the Coliseum would be home to the 2024 MLB Draft is amazing.”

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Fort Worth Sports Commission: 
The Fort Worth Sports Commission advances the city as an international sports destination. A division of Visit Fort Worth, the Sports Commission attracts youth, collegiate, and professional events that deliver economic impact and boost Fort Worth’s image. The Commission supports the development of and access to facilities that enhance the quality of life for all of Fort Worth. For more information, visit and follow on Instagram @FortWorthSports and their Twitter account @FortWorthSports

About Cowtown Coliseum: 
Cowtown Coliseum, located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, stands as an iconic symbol of Western Heritage and entertainment.  Since its inception in 1908, it has been a focal point for thrilling rodeo events, captivating performances, and cultural gatherings, embodying the spirit of the American frontier.  Cowtown Coliseum boasts a rich history deeply intertwined with the legacy of the Old West and the cattle industry.  As one of the premier rodeo arenas in the country, Cowtown Coliseum hosts many exhilarating events with the Stockyards Champions Rodeo every Friday and Saturday night, PBR Bull Riding most Thursday nights and American Bull Fighting on Sundays with a wide variety of other events also scheduled that showcase top-tier talent and foster a deep appreciation for the cowboy way of life.