SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Petco Park will play host to a pair of American League playoff series next month under a schedule announced Tuesday, Sept. 15 that will culminate with Major League Baseball's first neutral-site World Series, played in Arlington, Texas.
The playoff tournament schedule was formulated in response to the coronavirus pandemic, with an eye toward the ``bubble'' concept employed by the NBA and NHL aimed at ensuring limited outside interaction with players.
Under the schedule, Petco Park will play host to a best-of-five American League Division Series beginning Oct. 6. The other ALDS series will be played at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, beginning Oct. 5.
Both series will be played on five consecutive days.
The winners of the two ALDS series will advance to the best-of-seven