As part of the deal where the New York Yankees are part owner of the New York City Football Club with Manchester City, the Yankees could play a Major League Baseball game at City’s Etihad Stadium, reports The Telegraph newspaper tonight.
Here’s what Yankees President Randy Levine said today:
“The idea has come up through Major League Baseball about us maybe coming over to play. I don’t think they have actually said it yet, but we’d love to come over to play at the Etihad Stadium.
“We think Manchester City are extraordinary partners for the Yankees – there are some great opportunities and we only team up with people who we think are first rate. They fit into our overall plan. Obviously our brand is very well known – it’s about winning, winning championships and we are here to lend our support to make sure that it happens.”
England has recently hosted NFL and NBA games, so MLB games would be a natural fit to expand the Yankees brand in the United Kingdom.
Meanwhile, the same article reports that New York City could wear sky blue to mirror their Premier League sister club. Plus, there’s a strong likelihood of transatlantic player exchanges.
What do you think about the partnership between the Yankees and Manchester City? Do you think it’ll help make City more popular in the United States? And do you think other Premier League clubs may copy the formula and launch their own MLS team in the United States? Share your opinion in the comments section below.
Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines:
- New York Yankees could play MLB game at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium — The Telegraph
- Phil Neville pitches for the vacant Everton manager’s job — The Guardian
- Championship clubs set to push for safe-standing trials — The Independent
- Arsenal interested in West Ham defender Winston Reid — 101GG
- Phil Neville in frame for role at Stoke City to replace Pulis — The Independent
- Andy Carroll has been ruled out of England’s friendlies against Eire and Brazil — Evening Standard
- Game Hunting in England’s Premier League — New York Times
- EPL clubs see avg. home attendance up 4%; Everton leads gains with 9% jump — SBD
- Wigan keeper Al Habsi set for surgery as shoulder problem returns — The Mail
- VIDEO: Di Canio cannot do as he wishes – PFA — BBC Sport
- Gael Clichy says Roberto Mancini should take some blame for Manchester City’s season — The Mail
- Man City begins U.S. tour with new $109M Nike kit deal — Sports Business Daily
- Leon Osman signs new contract at Everton — The Mail
- Paolo Di Canio’s crackdown on player discipline backed by Sunderland owner Ellis Short — Telegraph
- Real Madrid and Barcelona are battling to lure Chelsea defender David Luiz — The Mail
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