Baseball fans come together! Next year will be a big one for this sport’s fans. Organizers announced that Chase Field would host the first round of the World Baseball Classic in March this week.
“Arizona is synonymous with baseball in the spring, so it really couldn’t be a better time for us to host the World Baseball Classic,” said Josh Coddington, from the Arizona Office of Tourism to Fox 10 Phoenix.
“The great thing is that it uses Chase Field at a time when it normally would not be used anyway, so it brings some activity to that environment.”
Arizona was among the four host cities for the same event last year, which was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Other venues for the event will stay as it was initially planned, so along with Phoenix, they include Taichung in Taiwan, Tokyo in Japan, and Miami.
Twenty teams from around the world will play in a unique baseball event. The teams that will play in our city include the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Canada, and another team to be determined after qualifications.
Chase Field has hosted the World Baseball Classic twice before, in 2006 and later in 2013. Tickets are not on sale yet, but we’ll keep you posted!
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