Colorado's Coors Field an Early Favorite for Relocated 2021 MLB All-Star Game?

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Colorado’s Coors Field an Early Favorite for Relocated 2021 MLB All-Star Game?

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Major League Baseball dropped a shock on many yesterday, announcing that it would be pulling the 2021 All-Star Game (and MLB Draft) from Atlanta, Georgia in response to the state’s new voter restriction law. In the announcement, Commissioner Rob Manfred indicated a new site for the game would be identified in short order, but was not formally named.

To that end, there was a rapid fire of speculation and state/city offers to host the game yesterday afternoon, but it sounds like MLB may already have a target in mind:

Coors Field did already host an All-Star Game, albeit back in 1998 when it was a new ballpark. Certainly a game there – and a Home Run Derby! – would be a lot of fun. This doesn’t appear to be finalized yet, by the way.

I know a lot of Cubs fans want the game at Wrigley Field as a replacement, but for selfish reasons, I kinda want Chicago to get the game when we are definitively, crystal-clearly out of the pandemic so it can just be a full-on celebration. Will we be there in mid-July? Could be. Could be a perfect way to kick off a celebration, even. But since I’m not totally 100% certain yet, I don’t quite have it in me to push. Post-renovations, Wrigley Field is already on the short list for one of the next All-Star Games, by the way. Next year goes to Dodger Stadium, which lost last year’s installment to the pandemic.

The Cubs last hosted an All-Star Game at Wrigley Field in 1990, the third longest “drought,” as it were, among existing teams. The Dodgers last hosted in 1980, and the Athletics last hosted in 1987.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.