Major League Baseball (MLB) and their Players Association (MLBPA) confirmed that the San Diego Padres will play the San Francisco Giants in a two-game regular season series at Estadio Alfredo Harp Helú in Mexico City on 29 and 30 April 2023. The games, the first-ever regular season series played in Mexico City, will serve as Padres home games.
San Diego is just 17 miles (or 27.4 kilometres) from the Mexican border. The Padres have travelled to Mexico for regular season games on three previous occasions. They played in Monterrey a three-game series against the New York Mets in 1996, the 1999 season opener against the Colorado Rockies and a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018.
The Giants have never played international games in their long history. They travelled to San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2004 for a three-game series against the Montreal Expos.
The MLB World Tour 2023 includes a two-game series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs on 24 and 25 June in London, England.
The MLB WORLD TOUR represents MLB and the MLBPA’s largest-ever international play plan featuring up to 24 regular season games and up to 16 exhibition games to be played in Asia, Mexico and Latin America, and Europe through the 2026 season.
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