Pinch yourself. If you see a photo below of London Mayor Sadiq Khan with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, then you are not dreaming.
So, it seems that MLB coming back to Europe is a reality.
MLB has announced a long-term partnership with London to play regular-season games in 2023, 2024, and 2026.
Following the success of the London Series in 2019, when the Yankees faced the Red Sox in two historic games, MLB was due to return in 2020 with the Cubs vs. Cardinals until the pandemic hit. Even Britain’s most optimistic baseball fan could not have expected an accord to play games in the UK in three of the next five years.
There is an assumption that the Cubs and Cardinals will be one of the pairings, but speculation is rife as to the others. Giants & Dodgers? Rays and Marlins?
And in 2025, MLB will make its first trek to mainland Europe with games in Paris.
To get the best possible coverage of the forthcoming London Series and to find out about events/tickets, we have created a checklist for you.
- Follow @BatFlips_Nerds on Twitter. You can also find us on Insta and Facebook.
- Follow @MLBEurope – the home of Major League Baseball in Europe
- Sign up for MLB ON BASE – the newsletter from MLB Europe
- Follow our pals, @MLBUKCommunity to find out about fan events
According to Reuters, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in discussions to play in Paris in 2025. With the French capital hosting an NBA regular-season game in 2023 and the Olympics in 2024, the Dodgers are said to want to debut in the Stade De France. Oh, la la.
Feature image by James Robinson
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