Transforming A London Soccer Stadium To Baseball For The Sox/Yankees Series

This weekend the World Champion Boston Red Sox take on their hated rivals, The New York Yankees in a seriously way away series. For the first time ever, they'll play in London England! The weather is predicted to be beautiful, and tickets are still available if you want to jump across the pond. StubHub has some available for the 2 day series at London Stadium for under $65.

They're probably not sold out because it's a HUGE weekend in England. The Glastonbury Music Festival featuring Janet Jackson, The Killers, and Liam Gallagher is happening, as is the Cricket World Cup, with a huge match featuring India versus England, which is their version of Sox/Yanks.

Major League Baseball is hoping to develop a fan base for a crowd that prefers bowlers and wicket-keepers to pitchers and catchers. They've started a website to teach Baseball 101 and fans can buy a portable radio at the concession stand for explanations during the game.

To turn London Stadium from a soccer pitch to a baseball diamond, they installed more than 141,900 square feet of artificial turf on top of the grass surface, and imported 345 tons of dirt for the infield from the US, while the fence padding for the field's perimeter has been brought in from Canada.

Take a look at the transformation...

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