April 12, 2021

MLB moves All-Star Game to Denver after Atlanta pull-out (New York Post)

The Midsummer Classic is officially headed to Colorado.

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that the 2021 All-Star Game will take place at Coors Field in Denver.

Originally slated to take place in Atlanta on July 13, MLB moved the game, citing Georgia’s recently enacted law the league believes restricts statewide voter access.

“Major League Baseball is grateful to the Rockies, the City of Denver and the State of Colorado for their support of this summer’s All-Star Game,” commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “We appreciate their 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.”

MLB’s change in site has drawn criticism from Republican lawmakers, notably Texas governor Greg Abbott and Kentucky senator Mitch McConnell.

Read “MLB moves All-Star Game to Denver after Atlanta pull-out” at New York Post