Dodgers to Play in Australia
June 18, 2013
Dodgers To Play In Australia
Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announce that the 2014 season will begin in Sydney, Australia on March 22 and 23 when the Dodgers will play MLB’s Opening Series vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground.
The 2014 Opening Series featuring the National League West rivals will be Major League Baseball’s first regular season games to be staged in Australia. MLB has previously opened seasons in Monterrey, Mexico (1999); Tokyo, Japan (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012); and San Juan, Puerto Rico (2001).
“The Dodgers are absolutely ecstatic to be opening the 2014 championship season in Sydney, one of the greatest cities in the world,” Dodger President and CEO Stan Kasten said. “Our organization is committed to growing the game of baseball internationally and I’m eager to kick off our season in one of the most exciting and rapidly developing baseball markets on earth.”