Sox Vs Yanks In London 2019

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The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will play a pair of games on June 29-30, 2019, at London Stadium, the site of the 2012 Olympics, bringing baseball's biggest rivalry to the United Kingdom.

It will be the first time a Sox-Yankees game will be played somewhere other than Boston or NY.

"We are bringing you one of the best rivalries in baseball", MLS Commissioner Rob Manfred said on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time).

Britain will follow other global venues that have hosted regular-season Major League games, joining Mexico, Japan, Puerto Rico and Australia.

Major League Baseball said it also "committed to playing in London in 2020 and our intention is to establish a long-term footprint in the city" as American sports further embrace British fans.

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"The stadium infrastructure in this city gives Major League Baseball every opportunity to put on a first-class event", Manfred added.

The news represents a coup for the mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who has been pushing to make his city the "capital of world sport".

The London Stadium will have a 55,000 capacity for the games but Henry believes Londoners will struggle to secure tickets. "I can't wait to hear someone shout "play ball" at London Stadium".

"All the hard work has paid off", said Khan, describing it as an "historic" partnership.

The deal is similar to those agreed with NFL American Football and NBA basketball, both of which now hold regular fixtures in London. "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".

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