The 2021 MLB All-Star Game is coming to Colorado.
Just days after Major League Baseball decided to move the game out of Atlanta, multiple sources say MLB is expected to announce Tuesday morning that the July 13 game will be moved to Denver’s Coors Field.
“We are excited about the possibility of hosting the All-Star Game and are awaiting MLB’s decision,” Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said in a statement released to The Denver Post on Monday night.
Gov. Jared Polis echoed Hancock’s hopeful statements when contacted by The Post.
“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,” Polis said in a statement. “It would be good for baseball and good for Colorado.”
The possibility of the All-Star Game’s return emerged Friday when MLB announced its intention to move the game in response to a new Georgia voting law that raised concerns among civil groups that it would restrict voting access for people of color. The 2021 MLB draft, a new addition to All-Star Game festivities this year, was moved from Atlanta.
Denver last hosted the All-Star Game on July 7, 1998, at Coors Field as the American League beat the National League 13-8.
Senior politics editor Erica Hunzinger contributed to this story.
This story will be updated.
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