MLB Won’t Be Forced To Return All-Star Game To Atlanta

ATLANTA - MAY 10: An entrance to Suntrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia on May 10, 2017. Suntrust Park is a ballpark and the home field of Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves.


Major League Baseball scored a major win from this week after a federal judge ruled that the MLB All-Star Game will not be forced to return to Atlanta, Georgia.

MLB faced backlash after it announced that it would be relocating the 2021 All-Star Game and MLB Draft out of Atlanta due to Georgia’s controversial voting law earlier this year.

U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Carponi ruled that the lawsuit against MLB did not provide enough proof that members of a non-profit organization representing small businesses suffered any injuries by the decision to have the game moved, according to the New York Post.

From the report:

In ruling, Caproni said she had doubts whether Atlanta businesses could have suffered anything close to $100 million in damages. She said the plaintiff further undermined its case when it suggested that Major League Baseball could remedy the harm by setting up a $100 million relief fund for harmed businesses.

The MLB All-Star Game will now be taking place in Denver, Colorado.

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