MLB moves All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to Georgia’s new voting law

Major League Baseball is moving the 2021 All-Star Game and 2021 draft out of Atlanta in response to Georgia’s controversial new voting law, the league announced Friday. 

“I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft,” Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box.”

The All-Star Game is one of the league’s premier events and the city of Atlanta will be losing out on a considerable financial gain. Past cities have seen as much as $60 million in economic boosts, according to data from the Baseball Almanac. 

The league has not yet announced a new host city but said the decision is in the process of being finalized.

This story is breaking and will be updated. 

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