On Monday, Job Creators Network, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, filed a lawsuit in federal court in New York against Major League Baseball (MLB), as well as MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, the Major League Baseball Players Association and Executive Director Tony Clark, after Major League Baseball moved the All-Star game from Atlanta. The plaintiffs demand that the MLB return the game to Atlanta immediately or pay $100 million in damages to local and state small businesses.
In July 2019, MLB announced the 2021 All Star Game would be played at SunTrust Park (now named Truist Park), the home field of the Atlanta Braves. On March 26, 2021, Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed the Election Integrity Act.
MLB alleged that the new law discriminated against voters, using that reasoning to remove the All-Star Game from Atlanta. President Biden chimed in that he “would support Major League Baseball moving this year’s All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to recently