MLB has officially announced the move to Denver.
*Updated on Tuesday, April 6, at 1:45 p.m. (MT):
Denver's own Coors Field is officially the host of the 2021 MLB All-Star Game on July 13, says officials at Major League Baseball (MLB). Initially, the game was to take place at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia.
"MLB chose the Rockies because they were already in the bidding process to host a future All-Star Game. The Rockies had supplied a detailed plan for hotel, event space and security that took months to assemble, and MLB staff had already made several site visits to Denver. In addition, Governor Jared Polis and Mayor Michael Hancock have both committed to provide the necessary facilities and services needed to support this year’s festivities," writes the press release.
“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.”
Coors Field last hosted the All-Star Game more than 20 years ago, back in 1998.
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