Major League Baseball is moving the 2021 All-Star Game and 2021 draft picks out of Atlanta in response to the controversial issue in Georgia, The league announced on Friday.
Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement: “I think the best way to prove our values as a sport is to reposition this year’s All-Star Game and Major League Baseball Draft. “The Major League Baseball fundamentally supports the voting rights of all Americans and opposes restrictions on the ballot box.”
The All-Star Game is one of the most important events in the league, and Atlanta will lose the game because of considerable economic gains. According to the Baseball Yearbook, the past cities have brought economic growth of up to 60 million U.S. dollars.
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The league has not announced a new host city, but said the decision is being finalized. The All-Star Game is scheduled to be held on July 13, and will continue to pay tribute to baseball legend Hank Aaron.
Khristopher J. Brooks contributed the report.