Major League Baseball, the American professional baseball league that aims to “globalize baseball,” has announced that the regular season opener between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego will be played in South Korea next March.
It’s the first time an official game of the major leagues will be held in Korea.
Reporter Hong Seok-jun.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, two of the world’s biggest baseball stars, are coming to Korea next March.
Seoul will host the two teams’ opening two games, marking the first time a major league game will be played in Korea.
It’s also the ninth time in big league history that the opening game will be played outside of the United States and Canada.
The likely venue is Seoul’s Gocheokdome.
With games scheduled for March 20 and 21, there’s a good chance they’ll be played at Gocheokdome, given the cold early spring weather in South Korea.
The MLB office plans to conduct due diligence on the stadium early next month.