MLB Abandons Plans to Play In Paris In 2025

A General View of London Stadium during the national anthem of a game between the Chicago Cubs and St Louis Cardinals at London Stadium on June 24, 2023 in London, England. Major League Baseball dropped plans to play regular season games in Paris in the 2025 season. (Photo by Matt Dirksen/Getty Images)

Staff Reports
World Baseball Network

Major League Baseball has abandoned plans to play regular season games in Paris in 2025, according to the Associated Press.

The Major League Baseball Players’ Association and Major League Baseball agreed to play games in Paris in 2025 in the most recent collective bargaining agreement, but the Associated Press reported that multiple sources said that MLB couldn’t find a promoter to market the games.

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox played a series in London in 2019 at London Stadium, home of English Premier League soccer club West Ham United. The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals played two games there last season, and the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies will play a pair of games in London on June 8-9, 2024.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will open the 2024 season against the San Diego Padres on March 20 and 21 in Seoul, South Korea, and the Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies play at Mexico City on April 27 and 28.

According to the Associated Press, the collective bargaining agreement allows for a season-opening series in Tokyo in 2025 and regular-season games in Mexico City and San Juan, Puerto Rico that year, as well as games in 2026 in London, Mexico City and San Juan.

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