More key info on Padres 2024 Opening Day Seoul Series revealed

The Padres and Dodgers will kick off 2024 Major League Baseball season overseas.
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Major League Baseball is taking the show on the road to begin the 2024 season. The Seoul Series will be the first time MLB plays a regular season contest in Korea and will feature two games on March 20 and 21 between the San Diego Padres against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

ESPN announced the broadcast schedule for the upcoming Seoul Series, and it'll be an early morning of baseball for the Friars faithful. Set your alarms and get your coffee ready, Padres fans, because both games will take place at 6 a.m. ET which is 3 a.m. out on the West Coast.

The Seoul Series will be Shohei Ohtani's Dodgers' debut, but will also take place in Ha-Seong Kim's home country. The Padres infielder was born in the Gyeonggi Province of South Korea.

In addition to their matchup, the Dodgers and Padres will play against a handful of games against teams from the KBO.

Padres will play exhibition games against KBO teams before the 2024 Seoul Series against the Dodgers

The Seoul Series itself will be played in the Gocheock Sky Dome, which is the home stadium for the Kiwoom Heroes of the KBO. According to KBO Insider Daniel Kim, the Padres and Dodgers will both play games against the Heroes, the LG Twins, and Team Korea prior to the opener on March 20.

The Seoul Series is the first of four international stops for Major League Baseball this year. The 2024 World Tour will also feature one exhibition series during spring training and two more regular season matchups outside the United States and Canada.

The Dominican Republic Series between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays, the Mexico City Series between the Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies, and the London Series between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies will all take place this year in an effort to provide live major league action to other parts of the world.

Kim and Woo-Suk Go are likely to be the only Korean-born players on the field for either the Padres or the Dodgers during the Seoul Series.

The Seoul Series will be the ninth time that the first game of the regular season has taken place outside of the US and Canada, and is another opportunity for MLB to grow the game of baseball.