According to reports from sources including ESPN’s Buster Olney and Altitude’s Vic Lombardi, the 2021 All-Star Game has a new home. In a huge boon to the city of Denver, Coors Field will play host to July 13th’s Midsummer Classic.
Colorado's Coors Field is expected to be the site of the 2021 All-Star Game.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) April 6, 2021
Things have been moving very fast after Commissioner Rob Manfred announced on April 2nd that Major League Baseball was moving the 2021 MLB All-Star Game and 2021 Amateur Draft out of Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia due to recently passed voting legislation.
JUST IN: @MLB announces it’ll move the All-Star Game and Draft out of Atlanta due to the state passing a new elections law last week. pic.twitter.com/rBVUQ6FMJG— Ed O'Keefe (@edokeefe) April 2, 2021
With the announcement made, cities and teams began vying for the All-Star Game to land at their stadium. Chicago, New York, Milwaukee, and Colorado were among the potential hosts. Denver, having last hosted the event in 1998, emerged as a strong early candidate, with The Athletic’s Nick Groke reporting on the same day that “top industry officials” were expecting Coors Field to be the relocation destination. Colorado Governor Jared Polis also promised to be “burning up the phones” to bring the game to the Mile High City.
Among top industry officials, the expectation is that Coors Field seems to be where the All-Star Game is headed. From @EvanDrellich... https://t.co/PLieOypO2C— Nick Groke (@nickgroke) April 3, 2021
There are still a lot of questions to be asked about the logistics of hosting the event in such a short amount of time, as the game is scheduled for July 13th. One major point of interest is how many fans would be allowed. Colorado Health officials approved a capacity of 42.6% at Coors Field to start the season — 21,363 fans in a stadium that holds 50,398.
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