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08 May 2018
London Stadium to host Europe's first ever MLB game in 2019

Major League Baseball (MLB) will be making its European debut next year, when the London Stadium will host two regular season games between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.

The landmark fixtures will see the sport played in the UK for the very first time and ist part of the US-based league's strategy to expand its reach beyond North America.

MLB has staged regular season games in Mexico, Japan, Australia and Puerto Rico, but has never ventured to Europe.

It will also be the first time that the Yankees & Red Sox rivalry – considered among the fiercest in the league – has been contested outside of the US.

“The event will see London Stadium further its aims to become the most widely used stadium in Europe," said Graham Gilmore, CEO of London Stadium.

“The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox rekindling their rivalry in the UK for the very first time, at London Stadium, will provide yet another incredible sporting spectacle which the entire city can be proud of.

“We look forward to welcoming the MLB, teams and fans to London Stadium for the first year of what we hope to be a fruitful, long term partnership.”

It is believed that the MLB London Series 2019 will be followed by another set of games in 2020, as the league looks to establish "a long-term footprint in the city".

MLB becomes the latest US professional league to stage regular season games in the UK, spurred on by increased interest in American sports.

The National Football League (NFL) has been hosting regular games in London since 2007 and both the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Basketball Association (NBA) have included the UK in their international series' in the past.

In 2016, the MLB scrapped initial plans to organise games in London due to "lack of time".


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12 Dec 2018
FIBO and Leisure Media announce collaboration
FIBO Global Fitness, organiser of the FIBO portfolio of fitness shows, has announced a partnership with global publisher, Leisure Media.
11 Dec 2018
Sector leaders call for 'preventative health push' to get people more active
Physical activity sector leaders, parliamentarians and leading figures in health and business have called for the strengthening of preventative health measures in the UK.
05 Dec 2018
Inaugural FIBO USA kicks off in Florida, challenging IHRSA Convention
The first ever FIBO USA kicks off in Orlando, Florida today (5 December 2018), directly challenging the established IHRSA International Convention and Trade Show.
04 Dec 2018
Inaugural Sporting Champions awards handed out as part of athlete talent scheme
The inaugural Sporting Champions awards have been held to highlight the successes of a talent development programme that aims to help athletes at all stages of their careers.
03 Dec 2018
Mandarin Oriental encourages guests to disconnect with 'Silent Night' event
Mandarin Oriental has announced that it will host its annual 'Silent Night' event on 12 December.
29 Nov 2018
Glion Institute to host conference on technology and wellness
The Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland will host a three-day conference on Innovation and Technology, and what it means for the spa and wellness industry.
29 Nov 2018
Marcus Buckingham to deliver keynote speech at ISPA Conference
The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced that Marcus Buckingham will be the day two General Session keynote at the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo, on 12 September in Las Vegas. Buckingham is a leading authority and best-selling author on employee productivity and best practices of leadership and management.
28 Nov 2018
BIG and Heatherwick Studio crowned at World Architecture Festival
BIG and Heatherwick Studio were among the winners on day one of the World Architecture Festival Awards in Amsterdam.
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