The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs will go to the United Kingdom next season and meet in the second portion of the London Series, Major League Baseball reported on Thursday. The two National League Central opponents will meet at London Stadium for a two-game series on June 23 and 24 of 2023.
“The Cardinals are invigorated and regarded to be a piece of the London Series one year from now. The Cardinals-Cubs competition is quite possibly of the best in game, and it will be energizing to carry it to Europe for another crowd to encounter,” Cardinals proprietor Bill DeWitt Jr. said in a proclamation delivered by the association. “I have presumably that the energetic avid supporters in London will adore these games and we anticipate making a few new Cardinals fans abroad.”
The Cardinals-Cubs series in London was initially booked for the 2020 season, however the COVID-19 pandemic left those plans. The main London Series occurred in June of 2019 when the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees met for a couple of games. That series denoted the initial time a MLB ordinary season game was played in Europe.
“The MLB London Series between the Cubs and Cardinals has been in progress throughout recent years and we’re excited to at long last have the option to carry one of baseball’s greatest competitions to fans abroad in 2023,” Cubs proprietor Tom Ricketts added. “We trust that this series energizes and engages as well as brings more worldwide avid supporters to the game we as a whole love.”
The 2023 London Series is important for a bigger MLB World Tour that will go through the 2026 season and will see MLB groups play upwards of 24 customary season games and 16 display games in Asia, Mexico, Latin America, and Europe.