Major League Baseball plans to move the All-Stars game to Denver after the league announced on Friday it was pulling the game out of Atlanta in protest of the state’s new strict voting laws.
The league is scheduled to announce Tuesday that games scheduled for July 13 will take place at Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, the United States, reported Monday evening, citing a person with knowledge of the decision.
Denver began lobbying to host the event after MLB announced that they were pulling the race out of Atlanta, according to Yahoo Finance.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock told the outlet that his city was “ready to host”; the game, referring to the city’s “progressive voting system”.
“We are proud to welcome it and talk about the progressive voting system in Denver, which is committed to making sure no one stands for the right to vote,” Hancock told Yahoo Finance.
“We will put that on display 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 the decision to move All-Star games out of Atlanta in a statement on Friday, writing: “Major League Baseball basically supports the right to vote for all Americans and disagrees with the restrictions of the American Legislature. Ballot box “
Manfred said the decision was made after discussions with the team and players found that moving away from Peach State was “the best way to demonstrate our value as a sport”.
Last month, Georgia Gov. Brian KempBrian KempJuan Williams: Corporate leaders must repeal Georgia’s unjust law.Some Georgia GOP legislators want Coca-Cola products to be removed from the office of politics, right-wing culture, professional sports and the state economy: we’ve seen this before. More (R) Signed a Comprehensive Election Act, a law that makes stricter voting regulations in states, including restrictions on the use of ballot boxes and setting photo code requirements for non-voting.
The law also required residents to distribute water or food to people in line, arguing that the provision was a form of gift that should be illegal.