The games are expected to be played at London Stadium, which opened for the 2012 Summer Olympics and has since been converted to the home of the Premier League's West Ham United.
Major League Baseball (MLB) could follow the NFL and National Basketball Association by hosting regular-season matches in London. The United Kingdom itself doesn't have much of a baseball history (besides inventing Rounders, the sport's predecessor), but every team in every sport talks these days about expanding its global footprint, and Europe is one logical place to do so. However, the agreement is said to be close to done.
"This is something the two clubs have discussed for years with Major League Baseball and hopefully it will become a reality", Red Sox and Liverpool owner John Henry told The Associated Press. MLB matches have previously been played in Mexico and Japan, nations that have a baseball culture, but the London series would reach a new audience. According to the New York Post, however, "major hurdles" remain before a deal can be completed, with no promoter onboard and no official deal with London Stadium.
Per Matt Majendie of the Evening Standard, the two-game series will take place on June 29-30.
While the details reportedly still are being ironed out, the Red Sox have the option to have both games count as home games, according to the AP.
Assuming plans are finalized, the series will be played at Olympic Stadium, which hosted the 2012 Olympics and is now used for soccer and track and field events. The league is set to have more games for the coming season including two games at Wembley Stadium, one of which will feature the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars this October. Of the two teams, NY added a huge bat to their lineup with former Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, making them stronger favorites to win the World Series in 2018.