Chicago Cubs: What could have been the best series in London

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Since 2007 the NFL has gone over to London to play regular-season games. The average attendance for those games was amazingly high, between 80-85 thousand people have attended each of those games. Last year the British capital hosted three different games. According to a study done by Statista, the highest total of last year’s four-game series was 84,771 when the Houston Texans took on the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Last year’s London series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox drew in over 59,000 fans throughout two games. That’s 7,000 less than the capacity of the London Stadium. The two-game series attracted a total of 118,718 fans.

It also generated 13.95 million social media impressions during the week of the event, while 14,729 fans attended London Yards. A baseball-themed festival took place there, and it featured music, food from Boston and New York. Based on a report by  Sports Industry Group, 70% of tickets were purchased by UK-based fans, with 20% sold to people in the US and 10% to the rest of the world. You can tell from these stats alone, the fans in London wanted to see the sport of America’s pastime.

The two-game set lasted nine hours and six minutes. Both teams combined for 50 runs, 65 hits, 16 doubles, and ten homers.

This year’s series could have been the one to top those records, cause all of us to know the Cubs-Cards rivalry is possibly one of the top competitions in all of the sports. The long history dates back to April 12, 1892.