Yankees and Red Sox Are Close to Deal for June 2019 London Series

  • Details regarding series at London Stadium nevertheless must be worked out
  • Labor contract calls for dedication to international games

The particular New York Yankees plus Boston Red Sox are nearing an agreement to play the two-game, regular season series working in london in June 2019, according to individuals familiar with the matter.

The series will be played at London Stadium, the primary facility for the 2012 Olympics, stated the people, who asked not to end up being named because they weren’ t certified to discuss the matter publicly. Details nevertheless need to be ironed out.

Officials designed for Major League Baseball and the teams didn’ capital t immediately respond to emails seeking remark.

Among the biggest U. S. sports activities, baseball is the only one that hasn’ t yet played in European countries, though it has periodically staged online games in Japan, Australia and South america. The Red Sox began the particular 2008 season with a pair of online games against the Oakland Athletics in Tokyo; the Yankees played their 2005 opener there against the Tampa These types of Rays.

The most recent collective bargaining contract between owners and players, that was ratified in 2016, includes a dedication to multiple international destinations. Greater london was the only city named.