Apr 6, 2021 - Sports

Report: MLB relocating All-Star Game to Denver's Coors Field

A general view of the stadium as the Colorado Rockies takes on the San Diego Padres without fans in attendance during the fifth inning at Coors Field on August 30, 2020 in Denver, Colorado.
A general view of the stadium as the Colorado Rockies takes on the San Diego Padres without fans in attendance during pandemic restroctions last August in Denver, Colorado. Photo: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Major League Baseball is moving its 2021 All-Star Game to Denver's Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, on July 13, according to multiple reports Monday night.

Driving the news: After the MLB pulled the event from Atlanta over Georgia's new voting restrictions, a spokesperson for Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) said last Friday he would be "burning up the phones" to bring the game to Denver.

What they're saying: Polis 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."

For the record: Denver last hosted the All-Star Game in 1998.

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 Atlanta is more than $100 million.

  • The MLB did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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