MLB pulled the game out of Truist Park in Cobb County, Georgia on July 13 in response to Georgia voting rules that Republican Governor Brian Kemp quickly put into law on March 25. Cola, have condemned the changes as being too restrictive.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred made the decision to move the all-star events and amateur draft out of Atlanta after discussions with individual players and the Players Alliance, a black player organization founded after George Floyd’s death last year Explanation.
Kemp has vowed to defend the move and other Republicans have criticized MLB’s move. Texas governor Greg Abbott stepped down from first place at the Texas Rangers home game on Monday, saying the state will not attempt to host the All-Star game or any other special MLB event.
Coors Field last hosted the All-Star Game in 1998, season four for the stadium and season six for the Rockies franchise.