03/28/2014 08:41 EDT | Updated 05/28/2014 05:59 EDT

Expos fans flock to Montreal Big O for baseball's return

Major League Baseball is back in Montreal — well, for the next two days, anyway.

Montreal will welcome the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets for two games, Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.

The pre-season games will once again turn the Olympic Stadium, or Big O, into the baseball field it once was — if only for 48 hours.

The Montreal Expos stopped playing 10 years ago, in 2004, when the team was moved to Washington, D.C.

The promoter, Evenko, hopes it's the start of a new annual tradition. The games are nearly sold out.

Mayor Denis Coderre will throw the first pitch at tonight's game, which will also honour the late, great Expo Gary Carter.

CBC Montreal's Andie Bennett took a tour of the facilities earlier this week to see how things were shaping up in preparation for the big game. Watch the video above for an insider’s view of the set-up.