The NFL and MLB’s MLB Advanced Media are working to release more information on the league’s 2018 slate of matches as it prepares for the first game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium.MLB.com reports the two sides have reached a tentative agreement to announce the opening night of the 2018 season in two-and-a-half days, June 16 and June 17.MLS.com reported in March that the league was likely to announce new dates for the 2019 season, and the two teams are expected to agree on a date in 2019.
The Dodgers and Giants are the first major league teams to have a full season of non-divisional play.
The Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals opened in 2019 with a 2-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
The Giants played three games in October.MLBSports.com is also reporting the Dodgers and Cardinals have agreed to a tentative four-year extension that would pay the team’s top executive, Mark Shapiro, $3 million per year for the next three years.MLBRights.com also reports that the two clubs have agreed on a four-team deal that will pay the Giants $7 million for each of the next two years.
A representative for MLB.com and MLB.TV did not immediately respond to a request for comment.