Major League Baseball has been looking at expanding beyond the USA and Canada into Mexico as well as Central and South America. It would make perfect sense for a sport already populated with a high percentage of hispanic players to feature teams in these regions. The first two countries which have been under discussion for MLB expansion include Mexico and Venezuela. The cities of Mexico City and Monterrey are highly favored in Mexico, due to the large population and popularity of the sport on tv.
While it could take years for the major league baseball expansion to take place, for stadiums to be built, etc., these market areas are ripe for the MLB to develop. The major issues in introducing MLB to these countries includes fan support to maintain a profitable level of revenue needed to support expansion teams. All the systems to be in place here to support the business of baseball itself. Everything from buying tickets via credit cards at retail locations, international credit card processing, parking, food concessions, security, radio and television coverage and more will have to be in place. It was Bud Selig’s dream to see MLB expand overseas. Now we’ll see if Commissioner Rob Manfred can make it happen.
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