Spring training was cancelled partway through, opening day has been pushed back indefinitely and now we have another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mitel & MLB 2020 London Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs has been cancelled.
There has been talk around the likely cancellation of the MLB 2020 London Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs event since opening day was pushed back, but on Wednesday, April 1, the event was officially cancelled by MLB. Ticket holders who purchased tickets via Ticketmaster or London Stadium will automatically receive full refunds, including service charges.
Further information can be found on the official MLB and London Series releases:
Based on the current communications from MLB, there is no plan to postpone the games until 2021. Therefore as it stands, all St. Louis Cardinals home games in 2021 will remain in Missouri with no further plans for a London Series.
The 2019 London Series was a slugfest between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox with 50 runs scored over two games. A total of 65 hits, 26 extra-base hits and 10 homers really ignited the interest in America’s pastime with UK fans, with baseball now being a real rising sport.
As a Cardinals fan from the UK, this is a real blow as there was a lot of planning and excitement within Cardinal Nation in the UK for this event. There is still hope though from across the pond that the event can be postponed until 2021 and the series can be rescheduled to next season, but time will tell.
For now, the most important thing is to stay safe and ride this thing out until baseball can be back in our lives again. Then for us real Cardinals fans from the UK, since the Redbirds can’t come to us in London I’ll just have to start planning a trip to St. Louis to catch the Cards at Busch Stadium as soon as the season is up and running!