The high-flying Rocky Mountain balls are coming to a display near you this summer.
Less than a week after MLB officials stripped Atlanta of the 2021 All-Star Game, the league announced a new host, with Colorado State and City of Denver hosting the All-Star Game for the first time. in more than two decades.
Commissioner Rob Manfred made the decision after speaking to players and clubs, with the league ultimately deciding to move the game. On April 6, the new host was selected, with Coors Field hosting all of the All-Star Week events.
Here’s where the Midsummer Classic will take place and why the league has decided to move the game to Colorado:
Where will the 2021 MLB All-Star Game take place?
On April 6, Major League Baseball announced that Coors Field in Denver, Colo., Home of the Rockies, will host the 2021 All-Star Game after previously announcing that Georgia will not host the events.
In the end, since Colorado had already made a pitch to host an All-Star game, the MLB nodded at Coors Field.
MLB explained their decision to move the game to Colorado in a statement:
MLB picked the Rockies because they were already in the bid to host a future All-Star Game. The Rockies had provided a detailed plan for the hotel, event space and security that took months to assemble, and MLB staff had already made several site visits to Denver. Additionally, Governor Jared Polis and Mayor Michael Hancock have both pledged to provide the necessary facilities and services to support this year’s festivities.
On April 2, MLB announced that the 2021 All-Star Game would be moved from Truist Park to Cumberland, Ga., To protest the state’s new election laws, which the league believes severely hamper and restrict voting rights. .
The Braves and Georgian politicians disagreed with the MLB decision, criticizing the league for its involvement in politics and for distorting what they believed the law represented.
MLB has announced that funding for local communities in Atlanta will continue despite the game’s transfer.
The 2021 All-Star Game is scheduled for July 13. It will be the 91st All-Star Game in league history, and the first