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MLB includes 9/11 New York tribute in 2021 schedule

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Citi Field, New York

Major League Baseball's 2021 season will feature a game between the New York Yankees and New York Mets on September 11.

The Yankees and Mets will play a three-game series from September 10-12 at Citi Field, it was announced as the fixtures were published on Thursday.

They will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks that brought down the World Trade Center towers, killing thousands.

The game will be the first between the New York clubs to ever be played on September 11, the league said in a statement.

The Yankees and Mets will also meet for a series earlier in the season over Fourth of July weekend.

All 30 teams will begin the season on April 1 and will end on October 3.

The 2021 All-Star game will be held on July 12 at Truist Park in Atlanta, the first Midsummer Classic in the city since 2000.

The league’s statement did not mention whether fans would be allowed to attend games, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to complicate the 2020 MLB season.

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