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08 May 2018
London Stadium to host Europe's first ever MLB game in 2019

Major League Baseball (MLB) will be making its European debut next year, when the London Stadium will host two regular season games between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.

The landmark fixtures will see the sport played in the UK for the very first time and ist part of the US-based league's strategy to expand its reach beyond North America.

MLB has staged regular season games in Mexico, Japan, Australia and Puerto Rico, but has never ventured to Europe.

It will also be the first time that the Yankees & Red Sox rivalry – considered among the fiercest in the league – has been contested outside of the US.

“The event will see London Stadium further its aims to become the most widely used stadium in Europe," said Graham Gilmore, CEO of London Stadium.

“The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox rekindling their rivalry in the UK for the very first time, at London Stadium, will provide yet another incredible sporting spectacle which the entire city can be proud of.

“We look forward to welcoming the MLB, teams and fans to London Stadium for the first year of what we hope to be a fruitful, long term partnership.”

It is believed that the MLB London Series 2019 will be followed by another set of games in 2020, as the league looks to establish "a long-term footprint in the city".

MLB becomes the latest US professional league to stage regular season games in the UK, spurred on by increased interest in American sports.

The National Football League (NFL) has been hosting regular games in London since 2007 and both the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Basketball Association (NBA) have included the UK in their international series' in the past.

In 2016, the MLB scrapped initial plans to organise games in London due to "lack of time".


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08 Aug 2018
Obama Foundation fellow Alex Smith to speak at ukactive National Summit
Alex Smith, founder of Cares Family and a fellow at the Obama Foundation, will give a keynote speech on loneliness at the ukactive National Summit next month.
08 Aug 2018
Grupo Vidanta to host Deepak Chopra-led retreat
Resort developer Grupo Vidanta will host its inaugural Vidanta Wellness Retreat at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta in November, offering guests a wellness-inspired vacation led by health expert Deepak Chopra. The weekend retreat will offer a series of conferences, workshops and activities available to both resort guests and to the general public.
07 Aug 2018
Alberta Ferretti to give keynote at GWS
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced today that acclaimed fashion designer Alberta Ferretti will deliver a keynote speech at this year's summit.
06 Aug 2018
First US Hot Springs Conference announced for November
The first-ever US Hot Springs Conference will take place 7-9 November in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
31 Jul 2018
The Lanesborough Spa partners with Villa Stéphanie and Dr Harry König for new wellness residency
Luxury health and lifestyle member's club The Lanesborough Club & Spa in Belgravia, London, has announced a new four-day wellness residency with Dr Harry König.
30 Jul 2018
World Architecture Festival: Sir David Adjaye, Sir Peter Cook and Reinier de Graaf to speak
November 2018’s World Architecture Festival (WAF), at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Center, will have a speaker list boasting some of the biggest names in architecture.
30 Jul 2018
CIDESCO to celebrate diversity with International Beauty Day 2018
Comite International d'Esthetique et de Cosmetologie (CIDESCO), an international standard setter for the beauty and spa industries, has announced plans to celebrate diversity in the beauty industry at this year's CIDESCO International Beauty Day.
26 Jul 2018
Daymond John to receive 2018 ISPA Humanitarian Award
Business leader and entrepreneur Daymond John will receive the ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award at the 2018 ISPA Conference and Expo this September.
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