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World Baseball Classic 2023 locations: Full list of cities, stadiums for pool play & championship games

The 2023 World Baseball Classic is, as always, an international affair, with two of its four pools being played in the Eastern Hemisphere and the other two being played in the West.

The three host countries are Chinese Taipei, Japan, and the United States, with the U.S. hosting two pools and the championship round.

Quarterfinals will be played in the United States and Japan, before the semifinals and championship descend upon Miami’s LoanDepot Park to round out the tournament.

This marks the first time the World Baseball Classic final won’t be played on the West Coast in the USA.

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Where are World Baseball Classic pools being played?

Four ballparks are hosting pools in the 2023 WBC. Pool A is in Chinese Taipei’s Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium. Pool B is in the Tokyo Dome. Pool C will be at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, and Pool D is at LoanDepot Park in Miami, Florida.

Each stadium is going to host 10 games in a round-robin style tournament.

Here’s what to know about these respective ballparks.

Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium (Pool A)

Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium in Taichung, Chinese Taipei was opened in 2006.

The ballpark has a capacity of 20,000 people, and is no stranger to the early rounds of the World Baseball Classic. 

It’s the home of the CTBC Brothers, part of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. Here are the dimensions of the park:

Area Distance
Left-field line 325 feet
Left-center 379 feet
Center 400 feet
Right-center 379 feet
Right-field line 325 feet

The stadium doesn’t have quirky alleyways or the like, it’s a symmetrical stadium. So it won’t favor right- or left-handed bats.

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The Pool A schedule in this park is as follows:

Date Time Matchup Channel
March 7 11 p.m. Cuba vs. Netherlands FS1
March 8 6 a.m. Panama vs. Chinese Taipei FS2
March 8 11 p.m.  Panama vs. Netherlands FS2
March 9 6 a.m. Italy vs. Cuba Tubi
March 9 11:30 p.m. Cuba vs. Panama FS1
March 10 6 a.m. Italy vs. Chinese Taipei Tubi
March 10 11 p.m. Panama vs. Italy FS1
March 11 6 a.m. Netherlands vs. Chinese Taipei FS2
March 11 11 p.m. Chinese Taipei vs. Cuba FS2
March 12 7 a.m. Netherlands vs. Italy FS2

Tokyo Dome (Pool B)

The Tokyo Dome is the home of the Yomiuri Giants. Opened in 1988, it’s the oldest stadium in this year’s World Baseball Classic.

The Tokyo Dome has hosted 10 MLB games since 2000, with the last one being in 2019 between the Mariners and the Athletics. Its capacity is 45,600, and has been the home of the Giants since its opening. It also previously hosted the Nippon-Ham Fighters before the opening of the Sapporo Dome in 2004.

The Tokyo Dome has hosted games in every World Baseball Classic to date — pools in 2006 and 2009, the second round in 2013, and pools and the second round in 2017. This year, it will host pools and quarterfinals.

Its dimensions:

Area Distance
Left-field line 329 feet
Left-center 360 feet
Center 400 feet
Right-center 360 feet
Right-field line 329 feet

The Tokyo Dome is also symmetrical down right and left field.

Here are the games that will be played here in pools.

Date Time Matchup Channel
March 8 10 p.m. Australia vs. South Korea FS1
March 9 5 a.m. China vs. Japan FS2
March 9 10 p.m. Czech Republic vs. China Tubi
March 10 5 a.m. Korea vs. Japan FS2
March 10 10 p.m. China vs. Australia FS2
March 11 5 a.m. Czech Republic vs. Japan FS1
March 11 10 p.m. Czech Republic vs. Korea FS1
March 12 6 a.m. Japan vs. Australia FS1
March 12 11 p.m. Australia vs. Czech Republic FS2
March 13 6 a.m. Korea vs. China FS2

Chase Field (Pool C)

Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Chase Field is the home of the Diamondbacks and it will host Team USA’s pool, Pool C. Opened in 1998, Chase Field has a retractable roof and a capacity of 48,405. 

The stadium has also hosted games for the WBC before, including in the first round of the inaugural 2006 tournament. It also hosted pools in 2013.

Chase Field is the first ballpark on this list to have some quirks to its dimensions. For example, there are deeper parts of the ballpark than dead center, with right and left center being slightly further back. It’s also slightly shallower down the left field line than right.

Area Distance
Left-field line 330 feet
Left-center 374 feet
Center 407 feet
Right-center 374 feet
Right-field line 334 feet

Surrounding dead center are walls of 413 feet on both sides.

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Here is the Pool C schedule at Chase Field.

Date Time Matchup Channel
March 11 2:30 p.m. Colombia vs. Mexico Fox
March 11 10 p.m. Great Britain vs. USA Fox
March 12 3 p.m. Great Britain vs. Canada FS1
March 12 10 p.m. Mexico vs. USA FS1
March 13 3 p.m. Colombia vs. Great Britain FS2
March 13 10 p.m. Canada vs. USA FS1
March 14 3 p.m. Canada vs. Colombia FS2
March 14 10 p.m. Great Britain vs. Mexico FS1
March 15 3 p.m. Mexico vs. Canada FS2
March 15 10 p.m. USA vs. Colombia FS1

LoanDepot Park (Pool D)

Pool D is playing in Miami’s LoanDepot Park, another retractable-roof stadium that opened in 2012.

LoanDepot Park is the home of the Marlins, and it also features some architectural quirks. Its capacity is 37,442 with standing room.

Similar to Chase Field, it is asymmetrical, and is slightly deeper down the left field line, as opposed to right. To dead center it is 407 feet. 

Area Distance
Left-field line 344 feet
Left-center 386 feet
Center 407 feet
Right-center 392 feet
Right-field line 335 feet

Pool D schedule:

Date Time Matchup Channel
March 11 12 p.m. Nicaragua vs. Puerto Rico FS2
March 11 7 p.m. Dominican Republic vs. Venezuela FS1
March 12 12 p.m. Nicaragua vs. Israel FS2
March 12 7 p.m. Venezuela vs. Puerto Rico FS1
March 13 12 p.m. Dominican Republic vs. Nicaragua FS2
March 13 7 p.m. Israel vs. Puerto Rico FS1
March 14 12 p.m. Nicaragua vs. Venezuela FS2
March 14 7 p.m. Israel vs. Dominican Republic FS2
March 15 12 p.m. Venezuela vs. Israel FS2
March 15 7 p.m. Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic FS2

Following pool play in these four stadiums the games will be condensed to two stadiums for quarterfinals: The Tokyo Dome and LoanDepot Park.

Where are World Baseball Classic quarterfinals being played?

Japan’s Tokyo Dome and the United States’ LoanDepot Park will be the sites for the quarterfinals of the World Baseball Classic.

Japan will begin hosting its quarterfinal matchups between the top two seeds of Pools A & B on March 15, whereas Miami will take in four teams from Pools C & D on March 17.

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Here is the quarterfinal schedule:

Date Time Site Matchup Channel
March 15 6 a.m. Tokyo  Pool B runner-up vs. Pool A winner FS2
March 16 6 a.m. Tokyo  Pool A runner-up vs. Pool B winner FS2
March 17 7 p.m. Miami Pool C runner-up vs. Pool D winner FS1
March 18 7 p.m. Miami Pool D runner-up vs. Pool C winner Fox

Where is the World Baseball Classic championship round being played?

LoanDepot Park in Miami, Florida will be hosting two semifinal games and a championship game on March 19-21. The schedule for that is as follows:


Date Time Venue Matchup Channel
March 19 7 p.m. Miami Quarterfinal 1 winner vs. Quarterfinal 3 winner FS1
March 20 7 p.m. Miami Quarterfinal 2 winner vs. Quarterfinal 4 winner FS1


Date Time Venue Matchup Channel
March 21 7 p.m. Miami Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner FS1

Where have previous WBC championships been played?

The United States has hosted every World Baseball Classic championship to date. Every final until 2017 has been played in California, with Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles hosting twice.

Year Venue Location
2006 Petco Park San Diego, California
2009 Dodger Stadium Los Angeles, California
2013 AT&T Park (Now Oracle Park) San Francisco, California
2017 Dodger Stadium Los Angeles, California
2023 LoanDepot Park Miami, Florida

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