Major League Baseball plans to move its all-star game to Denver after the league announced on Friday that it was withdrawing the game from Atlanta in protest of the state’s new restrictive voting laws.
On Tuesday, the league is to announce that the game, scheduled for July 13, will be held at Coors Field, home of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, USA Today reported Monday night, citing someone who knows about the decision.
The city of Denver began lobbying for the host of the game after MLB announced that it was withdrawing the race from Atlanta, according to Yahoo Finance.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock told the store that his city was “ready to host”
“We are proud to welcome him and talk about the progressive voting system in Denver, which seeks to ensure that no one and no one is deprived of their right to vote,” Hancock told Yahoo Finance.
“We will show this, but more importantly, we can show Major League baseball that we are prepared and ready to host[All-StarG[theAll-StarG[All-StarG[theAll-StarGame]in July, if they still choose us, “he added.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced his decision to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta in a statement Friday that said “Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes ballot box restrictions.”
Manfred said the decision was made after talks with teams and players who found that moving the game out of the peach state was “the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport”.
Last month, the Georgian government Brian CampBrian Camp Juan Williams: Corporate leaders must repeal Georgia’s unfair law Some Georgian lawmakers in Georgia want Coca-Cola products removed from offices Right-wing cultural policy, professional sports and state economies: We’ve seen this and MORE (R) signed an extensive election law that tightened state voting rules, including restricting the use of ballot boxes and setting identity requirements with a photo of absence.
The law also criminalizes people handing out water or food to people standing in line, arguing that such provisions are a form of gift that should be banned.