As the intensity of the 2023 MLB season continues to build, it’s time to take the action to Mexico City.
After winning their last game against the Red Sox, the Rays continue their perfect 11-0 record in the MLB 2023 season, making them the third team to achieve the feat, together with the 1981 Athletics. As things continue heating up in the 2023 MLB season, let’s look at what we should expect at the upcoming, first-ever Mexico City series.
What is the MLB 2023 Mexico City Series?
Major League Baseball is set to expand its horizons again by embracing international fans in Mexico City. In the past, the league has held games in Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Australia to broaden the game’s global appeal. Although this year’s Mexico City series was meant to be held in April 2020, it was delayed due to the global pandemic. However, MLB has finally managed to reschedule the event and have some of its top-ranking teams play in front of an international audience.
Who Will Be Playing at the MLB 2023 Mexico City Series?
The San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants will participate in the two-game MLB Mexico City series. Although this will be the first MLB regular season matchup in Mexico City, it will be the fourth time the Padres will play in Mexico after games in 2018, 1999, and 1996. On the other hand, this will be the first international series for the Giants. Although they visited Puerto Rico and played against the Expos in a 2004 three-game series, they have never played outside the United States. Nonetheless, the Giants have an impressive roster who will be hungry to get the win in the tournament.
Where and When Will the MLB Mexico City Series Take Place?
The two-game series is set to take place at the Estadio Alfredo Harp Helú on April 29-30, 2023. Named after Alfredo Harp Helú, the San Padre’s minority owner, the stadium features a 20,576 seating capacity and is the first stadium built in the capital city in over 50 years. This will be the second time the Padres will play in this stadium, the first time being against the Diablos Rojos at a Spring Exhibition Game when the stadium first opened in 2019.
Several networks will televise the games, although the official broadcast partners are yet to be announced. But one thing is for sure: fans worldwide cannot wait to see how this game will play out, with many buying tickets to watch the game live and discover what Mexico City has to offer.