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MLB All-Star Game will reportedly move to Denver

April 6, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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A scuplture entitled ???The Player??? by George Lundeen stands outside the main entracne to Coors Field, home of Major League Baseball???s Colorado Rockies, as the sidewalks stand empty on the league???s scheduled opening day for the 2020 season with a statewide stay-at-home order taking effect to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Denver. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Coors Field in Denver -- home of Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies -- is expected to be announced as the new host of this year's All-Star Game, according to multiple news outlets.

(CNN)Coors Field in Denver -- home of Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies -- is expected to be announced as the new host of this year's All-Star Game, according to multiple news outlets.

"We are excited about the possibility of hosting the All-Star Game and are awaiting MLB's decision," Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said.

"Like so many Coloradans, I'm excited and hopeful that Major League Baseball makes the best decision and formally chooses to play the 2021 All-Star game in Denver," he said in a statement.

The game was initially supposed to take place in Atlanta, but the league decided to move the game and draft in response to Georgia's recently passed laws that placed new restrictions on voting.

Shortly after MLB announced the game's relocation, the Braves released a statement saying they were disappointed by the league's decision.

"Major League Baseball caved to fear, political opportunism, and liberal lies," Kemp said Friday.

In Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott declined to throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Rangers' season opener against the Toronto Blue Jays because of the MLB's stance on the voter laws.

Abbott said the league was adopting "a false narrative" about the voter laws in Georgia.

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