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Venue: Kino Sports Complex

Time: Times vary. Please see website.

Admission: Tickets will be available February 12.


The 2020 World Baseball Classic (WBC) Qualifier will be held at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium in Kino Sports Complex. Twelve international teams will compete in two pools to advance to the WBC tournament, scheduled for March 2021, which will feature the greatest baseball-playing nations in the world.
At the Tucson qualifier, the two pools will be comprised of six teams each, featuring a nine-game double elimination round with the top two teams from each pool advancing. The winners from each qualifier will join the 16 countries (Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Columbia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States, and Venezuela) that received automatic invitations to the tournament based on their performance in the most recent (2017) tournament. 
Pool 1: March 12-17

  • Teams: Brazil, France, Germany, Nicaragua, Pakistan, and Republic of South Africa

Pool 2: March 20-25

  • Teams: Czech Republic, Great Britain, New Zealand, Panama, Philippines, and Spain 

Pool 1 Game Day Schedule:

  • March 12-14 and March 16: Game 1 at 12:30 p.m. and Game 2 at 7:30 p.m.
  • March 17: Pool 1 Championship at 6:00 p.m. 

Pool 2 Game Day Schedule:

  • March 20-22 and March 24: Game 1 at 12:30 p.m. and Game 2 at 7:30 p.m.
  • March 25: Pool 2 Championship at 6:00 p.m. 

The WBC 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. Team USA is the reigning World Baseball Classic Champion after beating runner-up Puerto Rico during its 2017 championship run.
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