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Coors Field could host 2021 All-Star Game, sources say

Denver’s Coors Field could host the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 2021, sources told ESPN’s Buster Olney.

Major League Baseball decided to move the game from Atlanta because of the electoral laws passed in Georgia last April.

It will be the second time the park that favors hitters and home to the Colorado Rockies will host the Midseason Classic. The American League beat the National 13-8 in 1998.

This year’s All-Star Game was originally scheduled for July 13 at Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, however, on April 2, Major League Baseball announced its decision to move the game because of a new law in Georgia. which has sparked concern in civil rights groups about its potential to restrict voting access for people of color.

At the time, Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement that he discussed the possibility of the move with players and members of the Player Alliance, an organization of African American players formed after George Floyd’s death last year, before ultimately deciding on the move. moving “as the best way to demonstrate the values ​​of our sport.”

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