MLB regular season to return to Mexico City
26/04/2024 1 Minute Read

MLB regular season to return to Mexico City

The Alfredo Harp Helù Stadium in Mexico City will host a two-game series between the Colorado Rockies and the Houston Astros on 27 and 28 April. In early June, the MLB World Tour will take the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies to London.

Major League Baseball (MLB) will return to the Alfredo Harp Helù Stadium in Mexico City for the second consecutive season. The Houston Astros (American League West) and the Colorado Rockies (National League West) will play a two-game series on Saturday, 27 and Sunday, 28 April.

The games will have a particular flavour for Astros right-hander Josè Urquidy, born in Mazatlan, Mexico, 1995. He has spent his entire professional career within the Astros organization. His teammate José Abreu represented Cuba in the 2011 Baseball World Cup.

MLB teams played their first regular season game in 1996, when the New York Mets faced the San Diego Padres. Mexico hosted games in 1999 (Rockies vs Padres), 2018 (Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers), 2019 (Cincinnati Reds vs St Louis Cardinals and Astros vs Los Angeles Angels) and the two-game series between the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants on 29 and 30 April 2023.

The Mexico City series is the second stop for MLB World Tour 2024. The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres opened the season on 20 and 21 March at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, Korea. The New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies will play at London Stadium on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June.