MLB is trying really hard to expand its brand all over the world.
During collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations in the spring, it was revealed that the league would have series in several countries in the next few years.
Baseball is a global game, and the goal is to make it more accessible to certain audiences.
Having said this, MLB announced a cool international series to be played in Mexico next year.
“It’s official: The Padres and Giants will play a two-game series April 29-30 at Estadio Alfredo Harp Helú, MLB announced. These will be the first major-league regular-season games in Mexico City,” The Ahtletic’s Dennis Lin tweeted.
It’s official: The Padres and Giants will play a two-game series April 29-30 at Estadio Alfredo Harp Helú, MLB announced. These will be the first major-league regular-season games in Mexico City.
— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) August 31, 2022
The Estadio Alfredo Harp Helú was built in 2019 and it has around 20,000 seats.
It’s one of the most modern in Latin America, and it’s the home of the Diablos Rojos de Mexico.
An Exciting Series
Both the Padres and the Giants, because of geographical reasons, have important fan bases in Mexico.
Mexico is, like the United States, a country that loves baseball, with prominent leagues being played all year long.
There are thousands of fans in the country, and the series will likely result in sellout crowd for both games.
It’s something to look forward to, as MLB tries to take regular season games to other locations in Latin America, as long as conditions allow it.
Both the Padres and Giants have several Latin American players eager to experience the passion of the Mexican crowd.
Fernando Tatis Jr.‘s availability for the game is currently a question mark, given that he is currently suspended for using banned substances.
He could be close to making a return or already be back by that date, depending on several things.
In any case, with or without him, it will be an exciting series against a brand-new crowd.