Mayor Hancock statement on MLB All Star Game coming to Denver
Published on April 06, 2021
Mayor Michael B. Hancock today issued the following statement celebrating Major League Baseball’s decision to hold the 2021 All Star Game in Denver:
“We’re honored that Major League Baseball has selected Denver and the Colorado Rockies as the home for this summer’s All Star Game. With our history of hosting major events – the MLB All Star Game in 1998, the DNC in 2008, a Super Bowl victory in 2016 – Denver and Coors Field are a natural fit. I’m excited to see the best players in baseball showcase their skills on our national stage this July, and to once again showcase Denver to rest of the country.
“It’s been a long year, and I can think of no better way to advance our recovery and boost our economy than by bringing the 2021 Midsummer Classic back to the Mile High City. We’ve been preparing for this for years, and while we had anticipated hosting the All Star Game sometime down the road, we are ready now.
“Hosting this event is about so much more than the home-run derby or the game itself. There will be nearly a week of events, activities for the whole family, and volunteer opportunities for nearly 2,000 people. And the benefits will last far beyond July.
“It took a true team effort to get us to this point. My sincerest gratitude for the collaboration of our many partners, including Gov. Polis, Visit Denver, the Denver Sports Commission and the Colorado Rockies.”