It’s an idea that has been mooted for the past few years but finally became reality on Tuesday 8 May when MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and London Mayor Sadiq Kahn held a press conference to announce the ‘London Series’, a two-game regular season series featuring one of the biggest rivalries in sport, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. The games will be held on 29 and 30 June next year at the London Stadium, the centrepiece of the 2012 Olympic Games.
The games in London are part of MLB’s efforts to market Major League Baseball around the globe and to promote the development of baseball and softball as world and Olympic sports. Previously, regular-season MLB games have been played in Japan, Australia, Mexico and Puerto Rico, but these will be the first Major League games to be played in Europe.
MLB has announced a special pre-registration for priority access to tickets through mlb.com/londonseries.
For more on the story, check out the full news article on the BaseballSoftballUK website.
— MLB London (@mlb_uk) May 8, 2018