The first Major League Baseball game played in Europe has still yet to take place, but the league likes the idea so much that they’ve announced that London will host even more games in 2020.
London’s Olympic Stadium will host a two-game series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs on June 13 and 14, 2020.
The series will be the second in the history of Major League Baseball played in Europe, as the Yankees and Red Sox are due to meet for two games in London in June of this year.
For both games, the Cardinals will be the designated “home” team, meaning that they will miss out on two games that otherwise would’ve been played at Busch Stadium in the 2020 season.
MLB’s initiative to host games outside of the United States has already taken the game to Japan and Mexico. Now, the league is showing a definite interest in showcasing their league on the old continent.
The games will be hosted at Olympic Stadium, which is the current home of West Ham United of the Premier League. The stadium opened in 2011 in preparation for London’s hosting of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
More details will be announced as plans are elaborated and completed.