MLB Facing $100 Million Lawsuit Over Decision To Move All-Star Game From Atlanta To Denver

A group advocating for small businesses has actually submitted a $100 million lawsuit against Major League Baseball over the choice to relocate the All-Star Game from Truist Park in Atlanta to Coors Field in Denver.

The suit filed by Job Creators Network requires the immediate return of the video game to Atlanta, $100 million in damages to small businesses in Georgia as well as $1 billion in compensatory damages.

” Thousands of tireless common men and women in the Atlanta area, lots of
reeling from the mental trauma as well as financial chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, relied upon MLB’s unqualified promise to hold the 2021 All-Star Game in Truist Park,” the claim states.

” Defendants should be urged to right away recover the 2021 Game to Truist Park in Atlanta, along with all pre-game occasions,” the claim states on web page 19.

 Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on September 13, 2020.

In its declaration revealing the move, MLB claimed that the reason it had actually chosen to eliminate the game from Georgia is due to the fact that the brand-new voting guidelines were authorized into law by Gov. Brian Kemp were as well limiting and in opposition to what the league means.

” Major League Baseball fundamentally supports ballot rights for all Americans as well as opposes limitations to the ballot box. In 2020, MLB became the initial expert sporting activities organization to join the non-partisan Civic Alliance to assist develop a future in which everybody takes part in shaping the United States. We proudly utilized our platform to encourage baseball followers and also areas throughout our nation to do their civic task and actively take part in the voting procedure. Fair access to voting remains to have our game’s steady support.”

Democrats and ballot civil liberties teams have actually said that the Georgia law will “disproportionately disenfranchise voters of shade.”

” The [Election Integrity] Act had absolutely nothing to do with baseball. It had absolutely nothing to do with the All-Star Game,” the lawsuit states. “It had nothing to do with the sincere, hard-working males and females of Georgia.”

The All-Star Game, also known as the Midsummer Classic, will be dipped into Coors Field on July 13– as well as is expected to be at complete capacity.

The game in July will be the second All-Star Game to be hosted by the Rockies, complying with the 1998 event.

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