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MLB announces the 2021 All-Star Game will be played in Coors Field

And the other ASG-related events will also happen in Denver.

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Last week, Major League Baseball announced it was relocating the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta’s Truist Park.

Tuesday, the league said that the game and all the related All-Star festivities, including the 2021 MLB Draft, would be held in Denver, hosted by the Colorado Rockies.

This includes the Futures Game and Home Run Derby. MLB chose the Rockies because they were already in the bidding process to host a future All-Star Game. The Rockies had supplied a detailed plan for hotel, event space and security that took months to assemble, and MLB staff had already made several site visits to Denver. In addition, Governor Jared Polis and Mayor Michael Hancock have both committed to provide the necessary facilities and services needed to support this year’s festivities.

Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. said in a statement: “Major League Baseball is grateful to the Rockies, the City of Denver and the State of Colorado for their support of this summer’s All-Star Game. We appreciate their flexibility and enthusiasm to deliver a first-class event for our game and the region. We look forward to celebrating our sport’s best players and entertaining fans around the world.”

The 2022 All-Star Game will be held at Dodger Stadium. You might recall that it was to be held there in 2020 before the pandemic cancelled All-Star events. The last All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium was in 1980.

The last All-Star Game at Wrigley Field was 31 years ago, in 1990. As you see above, it’s not just awarded to teams and cities in any sort of rotation — a plan has to be submitted by local and state officials, as there are a number of events surrounding the game, including a FanFest.

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