Major League Baseball (MLB) has announced that it plans to play regular season games in Paris starting in 2025. As soon as this information was revealed to MLB fans in Europe, they were overjoyed. In a press conference ahead of the St.
Louis Cardinals' game against the Chicago Cubs this weekend in London, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said, "We haven't committed to anything or made a formal announcement yet, but it's in the planning stages." It was announced on Friday that Major League Baseball will return to London next season with a series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets.
The matches are scheduled to take place on June 8 and June 9. As a result, it is expected that the event will draw a large number of fans who are eagerly awaiting the spectacle to begin.
Rob Manfred talks about MLB plans
The commissioner of MLB, Rob Manfred, recently announced that the league has big ambitions for the future.
There are a number of places where MLB cultivates tradition, and it is their goal to visit them. Japan, Taiwan and Korea are the three countries that belong to this group. However, MLB is planning to expand into several more countries that they believe will be important in the future.
"We're also interested in places in America where it's closer to home and where baseball is more ingrained in the culture. Japan, Taiwan and Korea also remain important initiatives for us and we'll be playing in those countries over the next few years," he said.
A game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees marked the beginning of the regular season in Europe in 2019. Nevertheless, it was clear from the moment the MLB arrived on their soil how much the Europeans were looking forward to the arrival of the MLB.
Earlier this season, the San Diego Padres faced the San Francisco Giants in a game played in Mexico City. It is obvious that MLB wants to expand its influence in the world.