Baseball chiefs hold Olympic Stadium talks

MAJOR League Baseball bosses are interested in staging matches at London’s Olympic Stadium as part of a first foray into Europe.

High-profile basketball and American football contests have already been staged in the capital with great success, and baseball wants to follow suit.

“That [London Olympic] stadium, the way it’s built, actually is big enough for a baseball game,” said Clive Russell of MLB International. “It’s not perfect, but it has some real potential.”

MLB has registered interest with the Olympic Park Legacy Company in using the stadium once it is converted following this summer’s Games. Football club West Ham have also bid to use the arena.