2023 World Baseball Classic Schedule Announced for Miami

Major League Baseball today announced the schedule for Round 1 of the upcoming World Baseball Classic, including the games taking place here at loanDepot park. Opening night features Dominican Republic vs. Venezuela, which will be a can’t-miss experience and will set the tone for an incredible tournament.

Tickets for the World Baseball Classic are available exclusively to Marlins Members, who have priority access to secure the best seats to catch all the action and root on their country during each round of the tournament. Fans can visit Marlins.com/WBC for more information and lock in their seats for the action.   

As announced earlier, loanDepot park is the first-ever facility host games for all three rounds of the World Baseball Classic, and only Members have priority access to lock in their spot for the semi-final match-ups and championship game.

The Marlins are celebrating today’s exciting announcement on Saturday, September 24, at loanDepot park with World Baseball Classic Day. The fun will begin pre-game with a special unveiling of a new World Baseball Classic mural at Section 29 on the Promenade Level featuring alumni of the tournament. Additionally, Puerto Rican singer and songwriter Justin Quiles will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and GioBeta – Marc Anthony Tribute Band will perform post-game. Fans can purchase a special World Baseball Classic Day ticket package at Marlins.com/WBCDay that includes a country-specific T-shirt of their choice.

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2023 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC SCHEDULE

ANNOUNCED FOR MIAMI AND PHOENIX VENUES

Defending WBC Champion Team USA to Open in Phoenix on March 11th;

Semi-Finals and Finals to Be Played at Miami’s loanDepot park From March 19th-21st

World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) today announced the schedule for the 2023 World Baseball Classic games taking place at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, the home of the Diamondbacks, and at loanDepot park in Miami, Florida, the home of the Marlins.

Chase Field returns to host first-round games in 2023 after serving as a first-round venue in 2006 and 2013. The games for Pool C, which will be played from March 11th-15th, will include the defending World Baseball Classic Champion Team USA, which will open on Saturday, March 11th against one of the winners from this month’s Qualifiers.  Canada, Mexico and Colombia round out the first-round pool in Phoenix.

loanDepot park in Miami, which becomes the first venue in tournament history to host games in all three rounds of a World Baseball Classic in the same year, will host the Dominican Republic, 2017 runner-up Puerto Rico, Venezuela and a winner from the 2022 Qualifiers.  First-round games in Miami will run from March 11th-15th and will feature an opening-night matchup between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic on Saturday night, March 11th.  loanDepot park will also host the North American quarterfinals, which includes teams advancing from Pools C and D, on March 17th-18th.  The Semi-Finals and Finals of the 2023 World Baseball Classic will be played in Miami from March 19th-21st.

The World Baseball Classic is sanctioned by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) as the sport’s official National Team World Championship.

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About World Baseball Classic, Inc.

World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) is a company created at the direction of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) to operate the World Baseball Classic tournament. The tournament, which is sanctioned by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), is supported by MLB, the MLBPA, Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), their respective players associations and other leagues and players from around the world.

About the World Baseball Classic

The World Baseball Classic is the premier international baseball tournament, sanctioned by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), as the sport’s official National Team World Championship, and features the best players in the world competing for their home countries and territories.  More than 3.4 million fans from all over the world have attended the tournament games, held in March 2006, March 2009, March 2013 and March 2017.  Team USA is the reigning World Baseball Classic Champion after beating runner-up Puerto Rico during its 2017 championship run.  The upcoming World Baseball Classic will be played in March 2023 and will again feature the greatest baseball-playing nations in the world.

About the World Baseball Softball Confederation

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is the global governing body for the sports of baseball and softball resulting from the merger of the International Baseball Federation and International Softball Federation in 2013. WBSC governs all international competitions, including Premier12, World Baseball Classic and the Baseball World Cups, which involve any of the National Teams of its 208 National Federation members in 141 countries and territories worldwide. For more information, visit www.wbsc.co

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