Posted: 13 June, 2013
In a major coup, Major League Baseball will kick off 2014 season at the SCG
Wild Baseball Brawl
13 June, 2013 - 8:11AM
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Check out this wild baseball brawl between the Major League Baseball teams heading down under to the SCG.
A taste of what's to come for Australia (mlb.com)
In a major boost for Australia, Major League Baseball will kick off their next season at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The LA Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks will open the series here, playing two games over March 22 and 23 next year. It will be the first time a competitive US baseball fixture has been played on our shores.
NSW state government’s reportedly spent more than $1 million to nab the massive sporting coup, while the matches will inject about $13 million to the local economy as well as attract plenty of overseas and interstate visitors.
The SCG is expected to be converted into a Major League Baseball field, fully equipped with an infield clay area, pitcher’s mound, dugouts and an additional grandstand.
Sports Minister Graham Annesley is excited to see the SCG transformed, and said he "can’t wait to see [the games] beamed around the world on TV" especially to Australia’s major tourism markets.
Plus for those who love a good sporting scuffle, the Dodgers and Diamondbacks could certainly put on a show if Tuesday’s game is anything to go by.
An official announcement of the event is expected at the Sydney Opera House this morning.