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MLB to play regular season games in Mexico City for first time with Padres-Giants series in 2023

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Main League Baseball introduced that there shall be a collection in Mexico Metropolis for the primary time — within the common season — subsequent yr. The Padres and Giants will do battle for a two-game collection in Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium in Mexico’s capital and largest metropolis on April 29-30, 2023.

Mexico Metropolis is about 7,200 toes above sea degree, or a lot increased than Denver, dwelling to Coors Subject. Estadio Alfredo Harp Helú is just 325 toes down each traces and 400 heart area, so the circumstances must be ripe for the ball to fly out of the yard, particularly on any balls hit down the foul traces. 

The ballpark opened in 2019 with a recreation between the house Diablos and the Padres, clearly an exhibition. In 2020, there was a collection scheduled between the Diamondbacks and Padres, however the COVID-19 pandemic ruined these plans. 

MLB has performed regular-season video games in Mexico earlier than, however they had been all in Estadio de Béisbol in Monterrey. This is a have a look at these video games:

“The Padres are excited to return to Mexico and play within the first common season collection in Mexico Metropolis in MLB historical past,” Padres CEO Erik Greupner mentioned in an announcement.  “We’re lucky to have a loyal and passionate fan base in Mexico, and it will likely be an honor to showcase our group in Mexico’s capital metropolis on the stunning new ballpark constructed by and named after Padres minority proprietor Alfredo Harp Helú.”

“It will likely be an honor to signify Main League Baseball, in addition to San Francisco, at historic Mexico Metropolis for the primary time ever,” added Giants president Larry Baer. “We look ahead to bringing the Giants and Padres rivalry to a passionate sports activities fan base and it will likely be a terrific alternative to introduce the Giants to a global viewers to additional develop new followers throughout all of Mexico.”

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