Baseball chiefs set to announce London fixture

London (AFP) –


Major League Baseball chiefs are expected to announce next week that London will host regular-season fixtures for the first time after mayor Sadiq Khan and league bosses called a press conference.

Details of the first regular-season MLB games held in Europe are likely to be confirmed at the event in the British capital on Tuesday.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred will attend the press conference, with the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox widely reported to be the teams involved.

The Sun newspaper said the two giants would play on June 29-30 at the former Olympic Stadium -- now the home of Premier League side West Ham.

The NFL kicked off its series of regular-season games in London in 2007, when the New York Giants beat the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium on their way to winning the Super Bowl.

The British capital hosted its first regular-season NBA game in 2011.