It make sense for the Montreal Impact and Saputo Stadium to host the 2017 MLS All-Star Game, according to MLS Commissioner Don Garber.
The reasoning: 2017 is the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal in 1642, and the city is gearing up for a celebration as it is. Add in the 2017 MLS All-Star Game, and you’ve got a party. From MLS.com:
“I think that it would make sense,” Garber said, “for us to work on the 2017 All-Star Game with the city if we’re able to put together the right type of mutual commitment to have the right team to be connected to, all these special programs that the city is going to plan, and find a way that we can form the right partnership to have an event that will be important and be worthy of the anniversary of this great city and also to have the right profile for the Montreal Impact….
“We were there to ask for his support for continuing to get the city behind the initiatives the Impact are looking to do in the community,” Garber said. “They are in discussions on a wide variety of projects and initiatives that we hope we can get municipal support for, not the least of which will be how Major League Soccer and the Impact participate in the 375th anniversary of the city. We brainstormed a bit about that.”
The 2014 All-Star Game is set to be hosted by the Portland Timbers.