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Baseball next for the Olympic Stadium


Filed: Tuesday, 20th March 2018
By: Staff Writer


It's hosted athletics, rugby, pop concerts and, occasionally, football matches - and now baseball is coming to Stratford.

Reports from the US this morning confirm that two of the world's most famous baseball teams, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are set to play each other at the London Stadium in a two-game series in June 2019.

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The stadium, being bowl-shaped will provide the perfect venue for the game which is traditionally played in circular stadiums, mostly in the Unites States.

The forthcoming series would be the first time in which the UK has hosted matches between such high-profile teams - although league fixtures have been played abroad in the past; Tokyo (2004, 2008), Australia and Mexico have all staged league fixtures in recent seasons.

The Olympic Stadium dwarfs the Yankee Stadium in size; the Yankees are used to playing in an arena with a 47,000 capacity, whilst the Red Sox's Fenway Park holds a little under 38,000 - considerably less than Stratford's 60,000+ capacity.









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