2021 MLB All-Star Game moved to Denver after game pulled from Atlanta

The 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star-Game will be held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. 

According to ESPN, this is the second time the event will be hosted at the home of the Colorado Rockies.

The game was originally scheduled to take place in Atlanta on July 13.  but the MLB decided to move the game out of Georgia in protest of the state’s new voter restriction law SB 202. 

RELATED: MLB moves All-Star Game out of Atlanta, cites voter suppression laws

According to CNN, the passage of SB 202:

  • Limits access to voting drop boxes
  • Makes giving food or drinks to voters a misdemeanor crime
  • Allows for unlimited challenges to voter registrations and eligibility
  • Sets up a fraud hotline 
  • Requires counties to keep counting ballots without breaks
  • Shortens the runoff cycle from nine weeks to four weeks

RELATED: ‘Black people are under attack’: GA Governor signs voter suppresion bill 

The Rockies were already in a bidding process to host a future All-Star Game, according to Denver 7 News

“We are confident that our organization along with the city, state, VISIT DENVER and the Denver Sports Commission are capable of putting on this premier event in a relatively quick time frame because of the preparations that had already been done,” said Greg Feasel, Chief Operating Officer for the Rockies. “Summer in Colorado is something everyone in the country should experience, and we embrace this opportunity to show off our beautiful ballpark and everything our city, state and region have to offer.”

Colorado Governor Jared Polis expressed his excitement on Twitter. 

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