A general view of the stadium in the third inning during a game between the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on April 4, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.
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Major League Baseball will hold its all-star game at Coors Field in Denver in 2021, the league announced on Tuesday.
MLB announced the just change days later Relocation of Atlanta’s game due to a controversial electoral law passed by state officials in Georgia. MLB rejected the bill, which critics say aims to suppress voices among people of color in underserved areas.
MLB selected Denver as the official in town and previously presented a plan to host the game at a later date. The last time Denver hosted the midsummer classic of baseball was in 1998. Loud Baseball almanacThis event raised over $ 40 million for the region.
“Major League Baseball is grateful to the Rocky Mountains, the city of Denver and the state of Colorado for supporting the All-Star Game this summer,” said MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred 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 the best players in our sport and entertaining fans around the world.”
MLB has faced Backlash from politicians for the movement of the game and also faced opposition from the Braves who owned by Liberty Media Corp.. An official from Cobb Travel and Tourism in Georgia said CNN The state could suffer an economic loss of over $ 100 million from the relocation.
“The more than 8,000 MLB contracted hotel nights that are not realized due to the MLB All-Star Game move will adversely affect the Cobb hospitality industry and other local businesses and further delay recovery,” said Holly Quinlan, CEO by company, according to the network.
The 2019 All-Star Contest was more than appreciated $ 60 million for Cleveland and the 2020 event should bring in about $ 89 million for Los Angeles. Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles will host the All-Star game in 2022 after missing out on 2020 due to the pandemic.