Will moving the All-Star Game cost Georgia $100m? Almost certainly not

Will moving the All-Star Game cost Georgia $100m? Almost certainly not

The Guardian

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Huge figures are often thrown around when it comes to the economic impact of sporting events. But many experts say the sums are usually wishful thinking

Major League Baseball has found itself at the center of a maelstrom over its decision to relocate this year’s All-Star Game from Atlanta over a new law in Georgia that critics say is a form of voter suppression.

Naturally, Donald Trump didn’t take long to pipe up. He released a statement calling for a boycott of baseball for “interfering with Free and Fair Elections”. Georgia’s Republican governor Brian Kemp, who signed the bill into law, descried the “cancel culture and partisan activists” who are “coming for your business”.

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