MLB announces it has agreed to bring baseball back to the UK

MLB will have games in the UK in 2023, 2024 and 2026.

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Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced this Monday afternoon A deal that will see baseball return to the capital of England.

According to information released today by the MLB, the agreement with the Mayor of London provides for the formation of an organization in which officials from the city government and the baseball and softball league of that country will participate.

As part of this strategy that seeks to open up new markets for baseball, major companies will also play games on English soil in 2023, 2024 and 2026.

MLB has achieved a league affinity with the European country, with two meetings organized in 2019 between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. Several matches on English soil have also been scheduled for the 2020 campaign, but The Covid pandemic prevented them from happening.

For this year, the major tournaments have planned for the Home Run Festival, which will take place on July 9 at Crystal Palace Park in London.

With this new approach, the City of London is in a position to host MLS regular season matches.

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