The two-game Major League Baseball London Series 2023 will be played between the St Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs on June 24-25.
It follows the success of the inaugural London Series between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees in 2019.
The two games at London Stadium, both won by the Yankees, were the first regular season games played in Europe.
Next year’s series will also be played at the London Stadium.
The Cubs previously played the New York Mets in Tokyo, Japan in 2000, before a three-game series against the Montreal Expos in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals faced the Cincinnati Reds in Monterrey, Mexico, three years ago.
Cardinals president and CEO William DeWitt Jr. stated that his franchise was “thrilled and honored” to be involved.
“The Cardinals-Cubs rivalry is one of the best in sports and it will be exciting to bring it to Europe for a new audience to experience,” he added.
“I have no doubt that the passionate fans in London will love these games and we look forward to creating some new Cardinals fans overseas.”
Those comments were echoed by Cubs executive chairman Tom Ricketts, who added, “The MLB London Series between the Cubs and Cardinals has been in the works for years, and we’re thrilled to finally be able to bring fans one of its greatest rivalries baseball. abroad in 2023.
“We hope this series will not only excite and entertain, but bring more international sports fans to the game we all love.”