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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)

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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.

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