World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) today announced the venues and pools for the Qualifying Round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, the fourth installment of the baseball tournament featuring many of the world’s greatest players. The winners of each Qualifier will advance to compete in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The four venues that have been selected to host a Qualifier are:
Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney, Australia;
Estadio B Air in Mexicali, Mexico
Rod Carew Stadium in Panama City, Panama; and
MCU Park in Brooklyn, New York, United States
The World Baseball Classic is sanctioned by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) as the sport’s official National Team World Championship.
Initial opening round match-ups (including home and visitor designations) as well as ticket information will be announced at a later date by the host venues. The pools for each Qualifier are:
12 teams in the 16 team field have automatically qualified and one team from each of these qualifier groups with join them.