In what has become an annual part of the Major League Baseball regular season schedule, London, England will again play host to the 2024 London Series. The third iteration will feature the Philadelphia Phillies versus their NL East division rival New York Mets.
When is the 2024 London Series?
The London Series between the Phillies and Mets consists of two regular season games scheduled for Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9.
First pitch for Game 1 on Saturday will happen at 1:10 p.m. ET (6:10 p.m. BST). Game 2 will get underway at 10:10 a.m. ET (3:10 p.m. BST). For fans lucky enough to be attending the games, gates will open three hours before first pitch each day.
The Mets will be the home team in the first game on Saturday, and the Phillies will be the home team in the series capper on Sunday.
Where does the 2024 London Series take place?
The London Series returns to London Stadium within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. The multi-purpose stadium was originally built for the 2012 Summer Olympics but now gets converted into an MLB stadium once a year.
When do London Series tickets go on sale?
Tickets for the 2024 London Series are available to pre-registered London Series subscribers through pre-sale on Wednesday, Nov. 22. General sale tickets will be available on Friday, Dec. 8.
History of the London Series
In the first MLB games ever played in the United Kingdom, the first London Series games took place between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in 2019. The two AL East rivals put up a monstrous offensive spectacle. The Yankees won both contests, by scores of 17-13 in Game 1 and 12-8 in Game 2.
After a two-year layoff due to the COVID pandemic, MLB returned to London in 2022 with a matchup between NL Central rivals St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs. The Cubs won Game 1 by a 9-1 score, while the Cardinals took the second game 7-5.
The Phillies and Mets can expect big crowds for their series, as both previous London Series attendance figures stand above 100,000 spectators over the two games. The 2019 series saw more than 118,000 fans attend, while last year's event welcomed more than 110,00 fans.