Tuesday, July 13, 2021
The 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be the 91st Major League Baseball All-Star Game, held between the American League (AL) and the National League (NL)
The game will be hosted by the Atlanta Braves of the NL at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia, which marks the third time the Atlanta area will host the All-Star Game. The last was in 2000, when the Braves hosted the game at Turner Field in downtown Atlanta.
The 2021 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball announced.
It will mark the third time Atlanta has hosted the league’s premier summer event, with all three coming at different venues.
The Braves first hosted an All-Star Game at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in 1972. Turner Field was the host in 2000. And now the Braves’ newest ballpark, SunTrust Park, will get the honor in 2021.
Atlanta was awarded the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game on May 30, 2019 by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. It will be the first time that Truist Park will host the game. This will be the first All-Star Game after the COVID-19 pandemic; the 2020 All-Star Game, which was supposed to be held at Dodger Stadium, was canceled. As compensation, Los Angeles will get the All-Star Game in 2022.
Braves officials have been preparing an All-Star Game bid since the ballpark opened in 2017.
“When we built SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta we envisioned our complex would be the perfect setting for an All-Star Game and we are thrilled to be able to showcase the ballpark, Cobb County and the City of Atlanta to the world,” Braves chairman Terry McGuirk said in Wednesday’s press release.
The news itself wasn’t exactly a well-guarded secret. The Braves already had All-Star Game signage up at SunTrust Park prior to the announcement. A leaked report last week also pointed to Atlanta being the host.
“Major League Baseball is pleased to award our 2021 All-Star Game to the Braves and the City of Atlanta, which partnered on a compelling All-Star Week bid, commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “We look forward to showcasing the best of our sport and the Braves’ new home, SunTrust Park, to a global audience.”
2021 MLB ALL-STAR GAME LOGO REVEAL pic.twitter.com/2IwN2AykPL— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) September 25, 2020
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The 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 90th Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The game was hosted by the Cleveland Indians and was played at Progressive Field on July 9, 2019, with the American League prevailing over the National League, 4–3.
The decision to name Cleveland the host city was announced on January 27, 2017 by Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. It was the sixth All-Star Game in Cleveland, and the first since 1997; this established the Indians as the team to have hosted the most All-Star Games, breaking a four-way tie with the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, and Cincinnati Reds, who have each hosted the game five times. It was also the first time since 2014 that an American League team has hosted the event. That All-Star Game also coincided with the 25th anniversary of Progressive Field and made it the second All-Star Game hosted by that ballpark. Alex Cora of the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox managed the American League, and Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers managed the National League for the second consecutive year.
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