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Bud Selig says MLB plans to play game next season outside North America

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Speaking at a press conference Tuesday in Pittsburgh, MLB commissioner Bud Selig said the league plans to play games next season outside of North America. Selig said that multiple sites are being considered. According to Jon Morosi of FOX and MLB Network, London is one of them. 

An MLB executive told the Associated Press in 2012 that the league had considered playing games at London's Olympic Stadium. Baseball was not an Olympic event in the London 2012 games, but the stadium could still be a suitable host. 

MLB has opened its season outside of North America in the past. This season, the Dodgers and Diamondbacks played a series in Australia, while other teams have previously played regular season games in Japan. 

London has already played host to regular season NBA, NFL and NHL games.

Selig has announced that this season will be his last as commissioner. He is set to retire this coming January. 

- Dan Gartland

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