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Report: Coors Field to be new host of 2021 MLB All-Star Game

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Just days after the 2021 MLB All-Star Game was moved out of Atlanta in response to Georgia's new restrictive voting laws, the mid-summer classic has a new home in Colorado.

The Colorado Rockies and Coors Field will play host to the 91st All-Star Game on July 13, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.

Major League Baseball made the decision to switch the game out of Atlanta after the state of Georgia recently passed new voter laws that some view as restrictive and more difficult for potential voters to cast their ballots.

"Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box," MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced in a statement released by the league. "In 2020, MLB became the first professional sports league to join the non-partisan Civic Alliance to help build a future in which everyone participates in shaping the United States.  We proudly used our platform to encourage baseball fans and communities throughout our country to perform their civic duty and actively participate in the voting process. Fair access to voting continues to have our game’s unwavering support."

For the Rockies, they'll play host for the first time since 1998 -- the only other time Coors Field has had the All-Star Game.

Festivities also include the Home Run Derby, and with the elevation in Colorado, balls should be flying off the bats of the best in the game.