The NFL has had great success over the pond, and heck, the NBA draws a crowd when they are out there too, but Major League Baseball in London? Do they even have their own professional team?
According to BBC Sport’s Richard Conway, London mayor Sadiq Khan wants the MLB to explore hosting games in London.
“The owner of the New York Mets was very receptive. We’re in discussions with Major League Baseball and we want the MLB to come to London,” Khan told the British correspondent.
Olympic Stadium, previously known as London Stadium, located in the London suburb of Stratford, has been rumored as a potential venue.
Khan met with Mets brass in person as he was at Citi Field this past weekend.
The plan would be to have the game, or games, take place during summer. Olympic Stadium’s current tenant is West Ham United of the English Premier League.
The NFL’s international series continues this year with three games in London, but for the first time the Giants will play the Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham, where the England national team calls home. In Week 11, the Texans and Raiders will play at Mexico’s Estadio Azteca.
In other international news, the 2017 World Baseball Classic qualifying games are well underway. In three qualifiers so far Australia, Mexico, and Colombia have earned their 2017 spots.
Israel will take on Brazil and Great Britain will play Pakistan at the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones on Coney Island in the final qualifying action later this month.
The 16-team tournament will officially take place between March 9 and the 22. Games will be played in Japan, South Korea, Mexico, and the United States.