The day is finally here – details of when the tickets for next June’s games in London have finally been announced by the official MLB London Series account, and we might have a clearer indication of first pitch times as well as capacity.
The Boston @RedSox and New York @Yankees are coming to London.
Watch two legendary franchises collide.
Mitel & MLB Present London Series 2019. Pre-Reg tickets go on sale 10am GMT Mon 3 Dec. Sign up now https://t.co/8t9ySLdRoI until 5pm GMT Nov 29. #LondonSeries #RedSox #Yankees pic.twitter.com/nK0pkuM5wF
— MLB London (@mlblondonseries) November 19, 2018
For those who can’t see the tweet, or are too excited to read it, those who have registered for pre-sale tickets will be able to purchase those from Monday 3rd December at 10am (all times GMT, for any readers who aren’t in the UK). If you have not yet registered for pre-sale, never fear: you can still do that until November 29th by following this link.
That page also now reveals that any Red Sox or Yankees season ticket holders will be able to purchase tickets first on that same day, November 29th, at 2pm. That probably won’t cover too many of our UK readers, but if you are in that position then you’ll get the first shot. Following the pre-sale opportunity on the 3rd, the tickets will then go on general sale on Thursday 6th December, again at 10am.
The Ticketmaster page linked to from the registration page seems to reveal further details about the game times. It states there that the Saturday game is at 6:10pm, while the Sunday game has an earlier time of 3:10pm, which should hopefully help most non-London dwellers avoid the issue of having to leave the game early on Sunday to make it home.
That page also suggests there will be the option to buy a joint weekend ticket, in addition to the individual games, so the many fans who are intending to do both will not have to try and buy separate tickets.
Seems MLB UK have also said that tickets will start from £30, no news on the top end of the price range though.
** Update 2 **
Our Russell Eassom updates up with his tweet here – upper end of the ticket pricing.
Finally, MLB announced multimedia technology and communications company Mitel as its official ‘title partner’ for the series immediately prior to the announcement, expanding a partnership that first began in February. Mitel’s press release reveals one more potential nugget: the stadium capacity.
That release states that “The estimated capacity of London Stadium for the series will be 57,000.” If that proves to be the case, the London Series games could be the best-attended games of the season, as baseball’s largest stadium at present is Dodger Stadium, at 56,000.
The Ticketmaster website also offers this graphic of the seating plan, giving some insight into the potential layout of the London Stadium for the games:
We’ll keep you posted with any further details as they become available.