MLB announces neutral-site locations for playoffs — BASEBALL BUBBLES

  • MLB announces neutral-site locations for playoffs — BASEBALL BUBBLES

MLB announces neutral-site locations for playoffs — BASEBALL BUBBLES

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have been working on a plan to hold postseason games at neutral-site bubbles, and the two sides are now in agreement.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both the American League and National League will compete in bubbles beginning with the Division Series. As MLB's official announcement notes, it will be the "first neutral site Fall Classic in modern history".

The World Series begins on October 20 and will take days off between Games 2-3 and between Games 5-6.

Firstly, as rumored, the initial round of the postseason (three-game set) will take place at the home ballpark of the higher seed. The remaining teams will then head to their respective bubbles after the Wild Card Series. The best-of-seven AL Championship series will be held in San Diego. Dodger Stadium will host the winners of the 2 vs. 7 and 3 vs. 6 matchups.

The best-of-five National Division Series will be played in Houston and Arlington, Texas.

The ALCS opens on October 11 and the NLCS on October 12, with no off days scheduled. Those games are slated for October 6-10.

The ALCS and NLCS will take place from October 11-17 and October 12-18, respectively. The NLCS will be played at Globe Life Field from October 12-18.

Teams will not receive any off days during the Wild Card series, Division Series or Championship series, although they will have at least one day off between the start of each round.