2021 will be an exciting year for the city of Atlanta. In just a few days, the NBA All-Star Game will take place at State Farm Arena. A limited amount of people will be allowed inside for the event, but it’s still an honor for the city and something all Atlanta sports fans should be looking forward to.
Four months after that, it will be the Braves turn. They are scheduled to host the 2021 MLB All-Star Game in July, but unlike the NBA, Major League Baseball is expecting a full stadium at Truist Park.
Braves planning for a full capacity for MLB All-Star Game. https://t.co/zaMLEW9u3t
— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) March 4, 2021
Obviously, things can change. Not much has gone as planned over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is also sure to be a number of guidelines that all fans will have to follow upon entering the stadium, but at this point, everyone should be used to those.
As of now, the 2021 All-Star weekend is set to be a memorable one for the city, and I suggest everyone should attend because, in my opinion, baseball’s All-Star festivities are the best when it comes to the fan experience. However, what most intrigues me about this news is what this might mean for attendance at Braves games throughout the summer.
Yesterday, our own Clint Manry broke down how attendance limits will be set on a month-by-month basis. I don’t expect April to be anywhere near full capacity, but this news suggests allowing as many fans into Truist Park as possible could come sooner rather than later. That should be enough to excite everyone in Braves Country about the upcoming season.