Sox Vs Yanks In London 2019

Boston Red Sox Left Fielder J.D. Martinez And First Baseman Mitch Moreland

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The league has, however, played games in Mexico, Japan, Puerto Rico and Australia.

One of the fiercest rivalries in sport - the New York Yankees versus the Boston Red Sox - is on the move and heading to London as Major League Baseball flies across the Atlantic to broaden its global reach.

Historic rivals Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees - two of the most iconic franchises in the sport - will face each other at the flagship London 2012 venue on June 29 and 30.

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

"I've never been to London, so I'm looking forward to that", Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

Depending on how the three-game series goes, either the Yanks or Sox could find themselves with the best record in baseball and sitting in first place in the AL East come Friday morning. "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". There were significant challenges that had to be overcome.

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The rivalry between two of the sport's most successful teams stretches back more than a century and is widely regarded as the most passionate in baseball. This series will surely be the most significant worldwide event to date for Major League ball. In addition, the O2 Arena in Greenwich has hosted an annual National Basketball Association game since 2011.

Each Yankee and Red Sox player will receive an additional GBP 44,000 (USD 60,000) to play in London. 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. Three more National Football League games are scheduled for this year, including one at Tottenham's new stadium.

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