MLB: World Baseball Classic will be played in 2023

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and Major League Baseball (MLB) announced plans for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be played in 2023.

Evan Drellich’s journalist disclosed the plans of MLB for their international games. Among them is the World Baseball Classic (WBC), which would be played in the spring of 2023 as part of the new Major League Baseball Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

the fifth edition World Baseball Classic it was originally scheduled to be played in 2021, but was canceled due to the COVID19 pandemic.

It is unknown if the venues for the Clásico in 2023 will be the same as Major League Baseball announced for the event in 2021. If so, the Clásico will be played in Japan, Taiwan and the United States, in the following stadiums:

  • Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium in Taichung, Taiwan.
  • Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Chase Field of the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Marlins Park of the Miami Marlins in Miami, Florida.

MLB International Game Dates

In a section of the new CBA agreed upon by the owners and the players, the dates and the regularity with which these games would take place are established.

The games would be played in Latin America, Europe and Asia.

In Latin America both parties agreed to have regular season games in the Mexico City every May from 2023 to 2026; In San Juan, Puerto Rico in September 2025 and 2026, as well as Spring Training matches in Puerto Rico and/or Dominican Republic for 2024. Postseason games in Latin America have also been agreed for 2023, but the country or countries are not yet defined.

In Europe, the League plans to play games in June 2023, 2024 and 2026 in London and in June 2025 in Paris.

For Asia MLB has postseason games scheduled for South Korea yy Taiwan this year, while for 2024 a season opening series is planned in Asia (the country is not yet defined) and another for tokyo in 2025.

Players would receive $70,000 each for regular season events in Europe and Asia, and $20,000 for those in Latin America.

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MLB: World Baseball Classic will be played in 2023