Major League Baseball season
2014 Opening Series will feature the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia. The Opening Series could be seen by as many as 168 million households in key tourism markets for Australia, including 75 million in the U.S., 48 million in Japan and 20 million in China, according to NSW Minister for Sport Graham Annesley.
The Dodgers are one of the most famous sporting teams on the planet and have won six World Series and 21 National League pennants.
The Diamondbacks are one of baseball's newest teams and set a record in 2001 when they became the fastest expansion team to win the World Series in only their 4th season in Major League Baseball.
To host the two games on March 22 and March 23, the Sydney Cricket Ground will be transformed into an MLB field, with the construction of an infield clay area, pitcher’s mound, dugouts and additional grandstand. MLB’s 21st century push in Australia is part of its wider plan to expand the sport’s popularity around the world.
Matches. Thursday 20. March Australian All-Stars v LA Dodgers Friday 21. Australian All-Stars v Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday March 22. LA Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday March 23. LA Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks