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Baseball: New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox to meet at London Stadium in June 2019

PUBLISHED: 14:22 08 May 2018

The London Stadium, home of West Ham United, will host two Major League Baseball games between New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in June 2019 (pic: Steven Paston/PA)

The London Stadium, home of West Ham United, will host two Major League Baseball games between New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in June 2019 (pic: Steven Paston/PA)

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MLB to host first games in United Kingdom next summer

Major League Baseball will come to London for the first time next summer, with New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox meeting in two games at the London Stadium.

The matches will take place at the venue in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Newham on June 29-30.

The seating plan at the London Stadium will be reconfigured to suit baseball, with an estimated capacity of 55,000 for both matches.

It has also been confirmed there will be another two-game MLB series at the east London venue in the summer of 2020.

“I am absolutely delighted that we have secured this historic agreement for Major League Baseball to come to London in 2019 and 2020,” said Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London.

“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.

“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.”

Red Sox principal owner John W. Henry added: “For several years the Red Sox and Yankees have discussed playing in London as the first-ever Major League Baseball regular season game in Europe.

“It’s also the first time the Red Sox and Yankees have played one another outside of New York or Boston.

“There were significant challenges that had to be overcome. We could not be happier that Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. has been able to make this a reality.

“This series will surely be the most significant international event to date for Major League ball. I can’t wait to hear someone shout ‘play ball’ at London Stadium.”

While the series will be the first MLB games to take place in the United Kingdom, the sport has already ventured out to other countries, including hosting regular season games in Mexico, Japan and Australia.

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