Coors Field grabs ’21 All-Star Game pulled from Atlanta

Jul 9, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; American League second baseman Gleyber Torres (25) of the New York Yankees and center fielder Mookie Betts (50) of the Boston Red Sox celebrate after defeating the National League in the 2019 MLB All Star Game at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Coors Field in Denver is set to be named host of the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, according to multiple reports.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced last week the game would not be played in Atlanta as scheduled due to new voting laws approved in Georgia that are considered restrictive.

ESPN and MLB Network reported Monday the league had settled on Colorado for the Midsummer Classic in July.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said the city expects “many dominoes are going to fall” based on the new Georgia legislation. State officials estimated a loss of around $100 million based on moving the game from Truist Park.

The All-Star Game is scheduled to be played July 13.

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The Georgia controversial law and the swift move by Manfred on March 30 continues to stir reaction coast to coast. Florida senator Marco Rubio released a letter his office said was sent to Manfred on Monday, questioning whether the commissioner would also relinquish his membership to Augusta National in Augusta, Ga., home of the Masters, because of his public stance on the state’s newly adopted voting laws.

Manfred has also been questioned about whether he will attend the 2021 Masters this week as planned.

–Field Level Media