Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees to play in London in 2019

Sport360 staff 17:49 08/05/2018
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The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees will square off in two regular-season games at London Stadium next year, Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday.

The rivals will play on June 29 and 30, 2019, with the estimated capacity of London Stadium for the series at 55,000.

With a two-year deal agreed upon, MLB will host an additional series in London in 2020, with those teams to be announced later.

Speaking at the announcement, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said: “Major League Baseball is excited to be bringing one of the most storied rivalries in sports to the passionate fans of London.

“In our ongoing efforts to grow baseball, there is nothing as impactful as bringing live games and our talented players to fans. This is our most significant endeavor ever in Europe and we look forward to showcasing Major League Baseball in one of the world’s great cities.”

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have secured this historic agreement for Major League Baseball to come to London in 2019 and 2020. All the hard work has paid off.

“There is no better way to start the London Series and the first Major League Baseball fixture in Europe than a clash between two heavyweights of international sport – the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.

“This is a major coup demonstrating, once again, that London is the sporting capital of the world and I am excited about a new partnership with MLB and the long term future of this sport in our great city.”

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