(670 The Score) MLB revealed its full playoff schedule and locations Tuesday, with the final three rounds of the postseason being held at neutral sites as previously reported.
Globe Life Field – the home of the Rangers – in Arlington, Texas will host the World Series as well as the National League Championship Series and one of the two NL Division Series. Minute Maid Park in Houston will also host the other NLDS matchup. It will be the first neutral-site World Series in modern history as 16 teams compete for the title in an expanded format.
Petco Park in San Diego will host the American League Championship Series and one of the two ALDS matchups. Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles will host the other ALDS matchup.
The newly implemented best-of-three matchups in the expanded wild-card round in each league will be played in home ballparks of the top four seeds. The playoffs start with the AL wild-card round on Sept. 29. The NL wild-card round begins Sept. 30.
The ALDS begins Oct. 5, with the NLDS starting Oct. 6. The ALCS will begin Oct. 11, with the NLCS starting Oct. 12. There will be no off days in those series, as teams don’t have to travel during them.
Game 1 of the World Series will be played Oct. 20. A potential Game 7 would be held Oct. 28.