MLB SUED BY ATLANTA GROUP OVER ALL STAR GAME
MLB sued for $100M after pulling All-Star Game from Atlanta
A small business advocacy organization filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Major League Baseball, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, the Major League Baseball Players Association and executive director Tony Clark.
The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by the Job Creators Network.
The suit demands the Major League Baseball All-Star Game return to Atlanta immediately or the “defendants pay $100 million in damages to local and state small businesses.”
“MLB robbed the small businesses of Atlanta – many of them minority-owned – of $100 million, we want the game back where it belongs,” said Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of the Job Creators Network.
Ortiz said MLB requires identification in order to collect will-call tickets at ballparks across the country; Ortiz said this requirement makes the decision to move the All-Star Game a “knee-jerk, hypocritical and illegal reaction to misinformation.”