MLB Moves All-Star Game to Denver After Pulling Out of Atlanta |

MLB Moves All-Star Game to Denver After Pulling Out of Atlanta

The All-Star Game will be held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado; Major League Baseball and the Colorado Rockies confirmed on Tuesday (April 6). The announcement arrives after MLB decided to move the 2021 Midsummer Classic out of Atlanta, Georgia due to the state’s newly passed voting law.

via: CNN

“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,” MLB Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. 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.”

The statement said the Rockies were already in the bidding process to host a future All-Star Game, and had supplied a detailed plan for hotel, event space and security. Additionally, MLB staff already made visits to Denver.

MLB also noted the commitment of Gov. Jared Polis and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock to provide the necessary facilities and services.

“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,” Rockies Chief Operating Officer Greg Feasel said in the statement.

“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.”

It will be the second All-Star Game in Denver since the 1998 Midsummer Classic at Coors Field.
Political leaders in the state had expressed enthusiasm about potentially hosting the game before MLB officially confirmed the change.

“We are excited about the possibility of hosting the All-Star Game and are awaiting MLB’s decision,” Hancock said.

The All-Star Game will now take place in Denver on July 13.

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