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7 Jul 1998: American League member Cal Ripken Jr. #8 of the Baltimore Orioles signs autographs for fans during the All-Star Game at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The American League defeated the National League 13-8. Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr /All
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Report: Coors Field named site of 2021 All-Star Game

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Coors Field has been named as the site of the 2021 MLB All-Star Game, ESPN’s Buster Olney reports.

The news comes less than a week after MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and the league opted to relocate the game out of Atlanta’s Truist Park as a show of solidarity for voting rights in the state of Georgia.

Said Manfred in a statement last week:

“Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box. 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.

“We will continue with our plans to celebrate the memory of Hank Aaron during this season’s All-Star festivities. In addition, MLB’s planned investments to support local communities in Atlanta as part of our All-Star Legacy Projects will move forward. We are finalizing a new host city and details about these events will be announced shortly.”

It will be the second Midsummer Classic the ballpark has hosted since opening in 1995. Previously, Coors Field played home to the 1998 MLB All-Star Game, wherein the American League beat the National League 13-8.

This year’s game was originally scheduled for July 13 at Truist Park, the home of the Atlanta Braves.