Colorado Rockies to host 2021 MLB All-Star Game
After stripping the Atlanta Braves of hosting duties, the Colorado Rockies will stage this year's Midsummer Classic.
MLB stripped Atlanta of this year's All-Star event on Friday, in response to Georgia legislation passed in March that restricts voting rights.
The Midsummer Classic had been scheduled for July 13 at Truist Park – home of the Atlanta Braves, which also lost the draft, the Futures Game and Home Run Derby.
Now, the Rockies' Coors Field will stage the All-Star Game – the second ever in Denver following the 1998 edition.
"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 Robert Manfred.
"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."
"We are excited to host this year's All-Star festivities at Coors Field," said Rockies chief operating officer Greg Feasel.
"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.
"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."
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