New York Yankees & Boston Red Sox to play each other in London

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The plan is to host the London Series again in 2020, in order to establish a "long-term footprint in the city".

The United Kingdom will follow other global venues that have hosted regular season Major League games, joining Mexico, Japan, Puerto Rico and Australia.

The games between the Yankees and Red Sox in London next season will mark the first Major League Baseball regular-season contests to ever be played in Europe. They are excited about the chance to meet new fans, and showcase the game they love.

The stadium, now occupied by Premier League football club West Ham United, will be able to accommodate 55,000 fans for each match.

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"I've never been to London, so I'm looking forward to that", Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

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Major League Baseball is heading to London.

Steinbrenner added: "Bringing these storied teams together for British fans - who have such a profound appreciation for sports at the highest level - only adds to the unique allure of one of the world's greatest sporting rivalries". There were significant challenges that had to be overcome.

"They've been fighting it out for over a hundred years", Henry said about the Red Sox and the Yankees.

Major League Baseball had planned to host regular-season matches in London in 2017, but these were abandoned due to time constraints. This series will surely be the most significant global event to date for Major League ball.

The rivalry between two of the sport's most successful teams stretches back more than a century and is widely regarded as the most passionate in baseball. In addition, the O2 Arena in Greenwich has hosted an annual National Basketball Association game since 2011.

However, the venue has faced legacy concerns with London Mayor Sadiq Khan taking personal charge of the stadium's future following Newham Council's exit from ownership company E20 late past year.