In 2024, the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB안전놀이터) will hold the regular season opening game in Seoul on March 20 and 21, and the ‘mainland opening game’ on March 29 (Korean time).
The MLB Secretariat confirmed and announced the 2024 MLB regular season schedule on the 14th (Korean time).
As disclosed the day before, the San Diego Padres, played by Kim Ha-seong, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, played by Park Chan-ho (retired) and Ryu Hyun-jin (now Toronto Blue Jays), will have their opening game in Seoul on March 20 and 21 next year.
San Diego will return to the United States to play ‘Mainland Opener’ again on March 29 against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park in San Diego, CA.
The Pittsburgh Pirates, where Choi Ji-man and Bae Ji-hwan belong, will start the 2024 season with an away game against the Miami Marlins.
MLB.com said, “It has been four years since the 2019 Tokyo game in Japan that the Major League Baseball has played an opening game outside the United States.” “It can bring back memories of watching, and San Diego and Dodgers fans can go on an unforgettable trip.”