Major League Baseball will relocate its 2021 All-Star Game to Denver's Coors Field after last week pulling the scheduled event from Georgia over the state's law curbing voting access, according to multiple reports Monday night.
Of note: A Georgia tourism industry official has said the "estimated lost economic impact" of the MLB's decision to move its All-Star Game from the state is more than $100 million.
What they're saying: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) said in a statement issued to Axios he's "excited and hopeful" at the prospect of the MLB choosing to play the game in Denver.
- "It would be good for baseball and good for Colorado," he added.
- The office of Mayor Michael Hancock (D) said in a text to Axios, "We are excited about the possibility of hosting the All Star Game and are awaiting MLB's decision."
- The MLB did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.
Again, according to several sources, the @MLB All-Star game to be moved to Denver on July 13.— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) April 6, 2021
The Home Run Derby at Coors Field should be insane.
Coors Field previously hosted the All-Star game in 1998.
I remember it well.
Scored one of those precious Beanie Babies.
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