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Mexico City, Distrito Federal

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Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and is one of the largest cities in the world in terms of population. The city is part of the Distrito Federal (Federal District in English) and not of any of the Mexican states. In spanish, it is known as Ciudad de México or simply México.

The first regular season Major League Baseball games to be played in Mexico City were scheduled to take place on April 18 and April 19, 2020 at Estadio Alfredo Harp Helú, but were wiped out by the Coronavirus pandemic. They wererescheduled for April 29-30, 2023. The lack of a first class ballpark in the capital meant that although a number of games had been played in Monterrey, Nuevo León, further north, the sport had only come to the much larger capital for exhibition games. A second series was played here on April 27-28, 2024.

Because of its humongous population and large middle class, Mexico City is seen by many as a potential site for future MLB expansion.

Teams that have played here[edit]

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Further Reading[edit]

  • AJ Cassavell: "Padres rally in 8th to sweep Mexico City Series: Confidence soars as SD climbs above .500 with two wins over Giants", mlb.com, April 30, 2023. [1]
  • AJ Cassavell and Maria Guardado: "FAQ: All you need to know about the Mexico Series", mlb.com, April 27, 2023. [2]
  • Brian McTaggart: "Mexico City embraces MLB for games, more: Two-game Astros-Padres series features clinics, celebrations", mlb.com, March 27, 2016. [3]
  • David Venn: "For Rockies coach, Mexico City Series all about growing the game", mlb.com, April 25, 2024. [4]
  • David Venn: "Altitude to be a factor at Mexico City Series: Effects of elevation were evident to Nelson Cruz at last year's event", mlb.com, April 26, 2024. [5]