MLB’s All-Star Game will relocate to Denver’s Coors Field

Top Stories

DENVER (NewsNation Now) — The MLB All-Star Game will relocate to Denver’s Coors Field after the game was pulled from Atlanta over Georgia’s voting laws, sources confirmed to the Associated Press Monday evening.

Law enforcement also confirmed to NewsNation affiliate KDVR they are set to work the game.

The decision to pull the July 13 game from Atlanta’s Truist Park was the first economic backlash against Georgia for the voting law that Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law March 25.

The 98-page bill makes numerous changes to how elections will be administered, including a new photo ID requirement for voting absentee by mail. It also gives greater legislative control over how elections are run and bans the distribution of food and water to people standing in line to vote.

Republican supporters say the law is needed to restore confidence in Georgia’s elections. Democrats say it will restrict voting access, especially for voters of color.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday that the MLB supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes any restrictions to the ballot box.

Denver last hosted the game in 1998. The 2022 game is set for Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and the 2026 event will take place at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park as part of the celebration of the 250th anniversary of American independence.

This is a developing story; check back for updates. The Associated Press and KDVR contributed to this report.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Sport Highlights

Local Sports

More Local Sports

Download our news app

App Store Link
Google Play Link

Latest PODCAST episode

More PODCAST: On the Story with Trishna Begam
HOW TO MAKE NEWS10 YOUR HOMEPAGE_1280X720
CHECK OUT OUR NEW APP FEATURES

MEET THE NEWS10 SPORTS TEAM

Liana Bonavita

Jared Phillips

Click Below to set up your cable box

Latest COVID-19 News

More COVID-19

Cuomo Under Fire News

More Cuomo Under Fire