Sport Colorado Rockies to host 2021 MLB All-Star Game

05:45  07 april  2021
05:45  07 april  2021 Source:   goal.com

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Major League Baseball announced today that the 2021 All - Star Game presented by Mastercard and its surrounding events will be hosted by the Colorado Rockies . The national broadcast of the All - Star Game on FOX will be held on Tuesday, July 13. Baseball’s 91st Midsummer Classic will be the Though the game will no longer take place in Atlanta, the 2021 Midsummer Classic -- scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 -- will still celebrate the memory of the late Hank Aaron, an Atlanta icon who passed away on Jan. 22. MLB will also move forward with planned investments to support local communities

Rocky Mountain high fly balls coming this summer to a screen near you. Less than a week after MLB officials stripped Atlanta of the 2021 All - Star Game , the league announced a new host , with the state of Colorado and the city of Denver hosting the All - Star Game for the first time in over two decades. On April 6, Major League Baseball announced that Coors Field in Denver, Colo., home of the Rockies , will play host to the 2021 All - Star Game after previously announcing that Georgia would not house the events.

The Colorado Rockies will host the 2021 All-Star Game after it was moved from Atlanta, MLB announced on Tuesday.

a group of baseball players standing on a stage in front of a crowd: Coors Field – home of the Colorado Rockies © Getty Images Coors Field – home of the Colorado Rockies

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.

Video: MLB All-Star Game Reportedly Moving to Coors Field in Denver (The Independent)

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The home of the Colorado Rockies replaces the Braves’ suburban Atlanta stadium after M.L.B. pulled the game out of Georgia in response to a voting law. After pulling the 2021 All - Star Game from suburban Atlanta because of a new Georgia voting law that is viewed as restrictive, Major League Baseball has found a new home for its marquee event: Coors Field in Denver. The switch was confirmed by a person directly familiar with the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly because the official announcement was expected on Tuesday.

MLB announced Tuesday that the Rockies will host the 91st Midsummer Classic on July 13. In a statement issued by the Rockies , MLB said it chose Denver because the city was “already in the bidding process to host a future All - Star Game .” The possibility of the All - Star Game ’s return to Colorado emerged Friday when MLB announced its intention to move the game in response to a new Georgia voting law that raised concerns among civil rights groups that it would restrict voting access for people of color. The 2021 MLB draft, a new addition to All - Star Game festivities this year, also was

"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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