Yankees, Red Sox to Play in London in 2019

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Boston will be the home team for both of MLB's first games in Europe on June 29 and 30, 2019.

When the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox visit London for a two-game series next June, the travel may be a hassle, and beans and toast for breakfast may prove to be an acquired taste.

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In April, two games between the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins took place San Juan in Puerto Rico, while the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres played a three-games series in Monterrey, Mexico earlier this month. The United Kingdom will follow other worldwide venues that have hosted regular season Major League games, joining Mexico, Japan, Puerto Rico and Australia.

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

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The arrival of the game in London follows talks with Sadiq Khan when he became mayor in 2016. "All the hard work has paid off".

"We hope this series will be the beginning of a relationship with London that persists and a continuation of increasing exposure for Major League Baseball in Europe".

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A test of the appetite for the London venture is that the two fixtures will clash with key World Cup cricket matches, with Australia and New Zealand playing a day-nighter at Lord's, also in London, on June 29, before England meet India at Edgbaston in Birmingham the following day. "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". "I can't wait to hear someone shout "play ball" at London Stadium", he added.

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