Sox Vs Yanks In London 2019

Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees sign deal to play in London

There is no better way to start the London Series and the first Major League Baseball fixture in Europe than a clash between two heavyweights of worldwide sport.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has today unveiled plans for the historic London Series 2019, which will take place at the London Stadium next June.

The NFL has played regular-season games in London since 2007, holding 18 games at Wembley and three at Twickenham. "It won't just be a great live experience for those who get a ticket for the London Stadium, but also I am sure that the match, the game on TV or radio or on the web will be fantastic as well".

London already has a strong presence in both the National Football League and NBA. "We think that London is the flawless place and we're excited about bringing over one of the great rivalries". The Oakland A's and Seattle Mariners will also open the 2019 season at the Tokyo Dome in March. Located in the eastern part of the capital, the stadium is now home of Premier League club West Ham United and was also used during the 2015 Rugby World Cup and the 2017 Athletics World Championships. This series will surely be the most significant worldwide event to date for Major League ball.

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"I've never been to London, so I'm looking forward to that", Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. These are the two best baseball teams in the world and arguably the two best sporting teams in the world. "We expect an exciting and intense pair of games and appreciate the significance of representing our sport in such a meaningful way".

London has oftentimes played host to middling or low-level teams for its NFL and NBA games, but MLB appears to be going all in by showcasing its premier rivalry in the form of the Yankees against the Red Sox.

The Yankees host the Red Sox this week in a three-game series.

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