A national small business advocacy organization sent a letter to Major League Baseball (MLB) Wednesday railing against the corporate sports group’s decision to strip its summer All-Star Game from Atlanta, Ga., and move it to Colorado.
“The Job Creators Network (JCN) and the more than one million small businesses in the Peach State are outraged over the recent decision to relocate the Major League Baseball All Star game to Denver,” JCN President Alfredo Ortiz wrote to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. “For small businesses that have disproportionately suffered through government-imposed pandemic lockdowns over the past year, the financial loss is a punch to the gut and will have an outsized impact on minority-owned businesses.”
Oritz pointed out the racial disparities between Atlanta and Denver, where the Georgia city is 51 percent black and the Colorado capital is only 10 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Atlanta All-Star Game is worth upwards of $100 million in revenue, striking a