Note: This post is focused on the pattern
event will happen vs.
event is going to happen, rather than
someone will do something vs.
someone is going to do something
This one is adapted from mlb.com
Major League Baseball 2020 season will begin on July 23.
Is it still natural if I say it this way?
Major League Baseball 2020 season is going to begin on July 23.
Ngram Viewer shows the former is more common than the latter. Is it because "will" is more formal than "is going to"?
Is it clear and natural to call MLB season an event?