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.
It’s official. Rockies and MLB announce Coors Field will host All-Star Game. Gov. Jared Polis and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will hold a presser at 11:30 — we will stream that live here: https://t.co/xYtBl8zWSk pic.twitter.com/O6t3YB1hu7
— Denver7 News (@DenverChannel) April 6, 2021
According to ESPN, this is the second time the event will be hosted at the home of the Colorado Rockies.
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It’s been 23 years, but the wait is now over. pic.twitter.com/KDfkCB7Mcx
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) April 6, 2021
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.
Whoa. MLB announces it is pulling this year’s All-Star game and the amateur draft from Georgia. pic.twitter.com/QqJzR3lAcy
— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) April 2, 2021
- 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
From MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred –
“We appreciate (The Rockies) flexibility and enthusiasm to deliver a first-class event for our game and the region. We look forward to celebrating our sport’s best players and entertaining fans around the world.”
— Dave Althouse (@davealthouse) April 6, 2021
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.
Colorado is the perfect home for the All-Star Game, and we are thrilled to welcome baseball’s best to Coors Field this summer! pic.twitter.com/v7wCIlCaih
— Governor Jared Polis (@GovofCO) April 6, 2021