World Baseball Classic 2023 schedule announced for Miami, Phoenix

September 22nd, 2022

World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) today announced the schedule for the 2023 World Baseball Classic games taking place at Chase Field in Phoenix the home of the D-backs, and at loanDepot park in Miami, 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 11-15, will include the defending World Baseball Classic Champion Team USA, which will open on Saturday, March 11, 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 11-15 and will feature an opening-night matchup between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic on Saturday night, March 11. loanDepot park will also host the North American quarterfinals, which includes teams advancing from Pools C and D, on March 17-18. The Semi-Finals and Finals of the 2023 World Baseball Classic will be played in Miami from March 19-21.

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