Baseball: London Stadium could host MLB regular season games in 2019

PUBLISHED: 17:30 20 March 2018

A general view of the pitch at the London Stadium (pic: Nigel French/PA)

A general view of the pitch at the London Stadium (pic: Nigel French/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

Deal that would see New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox play in Newham said to be close to being agreed

Major League Baseball could be coming to Stratford next year, with a deal that would see two regular season matches played at the London Stadium said to be close to being agreed.

Reports in the United States suggest a deal is close to being struck that would see two of the MLB’s most-famous franchises, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, play at the east London venue.

The matches are set to take place in June 2019 and will not affect proposals for the London Stadium to host matches at the Cricket World Cup, which takes place at the same time.

A spokesperson for Mayor of London Sadiq Khan: “The mayor remains determined to bring Major League Baseball to London and talks are ongoing with the organisers.”

If MLB regular season matches were to come to the capital, they would follow in the footsteps of the NFL and NBA, which have hosted games in London in recent years.

Latest Romford Sports News

Premier League: West Ham United 1 (Arnautovic 33p) Bournemouth 2 (Wilson 60, Francis 66)

Yesterday, 16:55

Vanarama National League: Halifax Town 2 (Kosylo 29, Edwards 59) Dagenham & Redbridge 1 (Adeloye 33)

Yesterday, 14:30

The 33-year-old admitted the Eagles were disappointed with how they played in this year’s Vitality Blast

Fri, 18:00

The 22-year-old played for the under-23s on Monday night and wants to keep his match fitness up

Fri, 17:00

After struggling during the first half of the season, Upminster have now won five times in a row

Fri, 17:00

Everyone Active Raiders have announced Finnish duo Timo Kauhanen and Jani Lehtovaara for the Legends team to take on the current squad on August 26.

Fri, 16:00

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor will hope to avoid a repeat of their past mistakes when they make the trip to Halifax Town this weekend.

Fri, 15:00

After entertaining Chelmsford on Saturday, Hornchurch will host Brentwood a day later in the League Cup semi-finals


“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

There are many reasons people decide to join a gym. Some want to pack on muscle for strength, train for endurance, or lose weight. But did you know it also does wonders for your mental health? Two members at Romford’s Better Gym in the Market Place talk about their personal fitness journey and the importance of replacing bad habits with good ones.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now