New York Yankees to play games in London

May 09, 2018, 01:13
New York Yankees to play games in London

West Ham are involved in a £100 million ($141 million/€114 million) High Court legal row with the London Legacy Development Corporation over capacity at the stadium, where the club are tenants, and over other aspects such as who pays match-day costs for food, drink, television and hospitality.

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 global sport - the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.

According to the BBC, the Yanks and Red Sox will clash at London Stadium on June 29 and 30 next year.

"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".

London will host three National Football League games this season, with the Philadelphia Eagles facing the Jaguars at Wembley and the Tennessee Titans taking on the Los Angeles Chargers at the same venue, while the Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks will face off at the soon-to-be-finished Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on 14 October.

Baseball commissioner Robert Manfred described the plan as "our most significant endeavor in Europe", while Tony Clark, executive director of players' association the MLBPA, said fans should expect intense competition.

Manfred said: "We are bringing you one of the best rivalries in baseball".

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that Oakland and Seattle will open next season at the Tokyo Dome on March 20-21. We could not be happier that Commissioner Manfred has been able to make this a reality.

"A great reason to come to London and to see these two great teams play in this venue".

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.

"There were significant challenges that had to be overcome", said Henry, also the owner of English Premier League side Liverpool.

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