Major League Baseball Seoul Opening Game to be broadcast on Coupang Play next March

Coupang Play will broadcast the opening game of the 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season in Seoul on March 20 and 21 next year.

On March 1, Coupang Play announced, “We will live stream the MLB World Tour Seoul Series at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul next March,” and said, “We will exclusively broadcast the entire process of the team’s arrival, practice games, and the main game.”

In July, the MLB office announced that the “San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers will play their regular season opener in Seoul on March 20-21, 2024.

In August, an MLB due diligence team traveled to Seoul to inspect the Gocheok Dome facility.

Next year’s opening game will be the first time an MLB game will be played in South Korea.

The MLB office has decided to play a regular season or event game in a “country other than the United States” in 2024 to globalize baseball.

In addition to the Seoul opener, the Colorado Rockies and Houston Astros will play in Mexico City, Mexico, on April 28-29, and the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets will play in London, England, on June 9-10.

During spring training on March 10-11, the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox will play an event game in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The most high-profile “international game” is the opening day in Seoul.

“It will be the first time in five years that MLB has played an Opening Day game outside the United States since Tokyo, Japan, in 2019,” MLB.com notes, “and it will bring back memories of watching KBO games online when Major League Baseball was delayed in 2020 due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition, San Diego and Dodgers fans will be able to take an unforgettable trip.”

Korean baseball fans are looking forward to the opening game between San Diego, where Kim Ha-seong plays, and the Dodgers, where Park Chan-ho and Ryu Hyun-jin played. 슬롯

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