Red Sox, Yankees to meet in London

09 May, 2018, 00:55 | Author: Elena Meyer
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The teams will play Major League Baseball's first games in England on June 29 and 30, 2019, at the stadium that was created to host the 2012 Olympics.

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will clash in two regular-season games in London next year - the first ever Major League Baseball matches played in Europe, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced on Tuesday.

"Really pleased that we've secured MLB games in London for 2019 & 2020 - the first city to host a Major League Baseball game in Europe", London's mayor Sadiq Khan said in a tweet. MLB, which has previously staged regular-season contests in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Japan and Australia, will return to London for another series in 2020, with the participating teams yet to. "All the hard work has paid off". Three more National Football League games are scheduled for this year, including one at Tottenham Hotspur's new north London soccer stadium.

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Mr Khan has said he wants to make London the sporting capital of the world.

Both teams have ties to the United Kingdom; Fenway Sports Group is the parent company of both the Red Sox and the Premier League club Liverpool FC, while the Yankees have an ownership stake in Manchester City.

"I've never been to London, so I'm looking forward to that", Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. "I can't wait to hear someone shout "play ball" at London Stadium", he added. "We expect an exciting and intense pair of games and appreciate the significance of representing our sport in such a meaningful way". "London Stadium has a track record of successfully delivering major global events, moving from Premier League Football and both worldwide and domestic showpiece rugby fixtures to hosting some of the biggest names in music".

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