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World Classic already has venues for 2026

The loanDepot Park in Miami will repeat as the venue for matches in the three rounds of the competition

World Baseball Classic Inc. (WBCI; for its official acronym) announced this Thursday its venues for the Baseball World Classic 2026, which as usual, will be played in four regions during its initial stage.

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The presence again of Miami's loanDepot Park stands out. This will again host Group D, the quarterfinal match and the championship round; which includes the semifinals and the final.

For its part, Minute Maid Park in Houston joins Group C, also becoming the ninth Major League stadium that has hosted the great baseball event.

  • Petco Park, San Diego (2006, 2009 and 2017) 
  • Chase Field, Phoenix (2006, 2013 and 2023) 
  • Angel Stadium, Anaheim (2006) 
  • Rogers Centre, Toronto (2009) 
  • Dolphin Stadium, Miami (2009) 
  • Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles (2009, 2017) 
  • Oracle Park, San Francisco (2013) 
  • loanDepot Park, Miami (2013, 2017 and 2023) 

Likewise, the Tokyo Dome; which has been home to the group stage in the previous five Classics, will return to host Group C and now with the Japanese National Team as the current champions and only three-time winners of the event.

Last but not least, the World Classic returns to Latin American territory with the return of the Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan (Puerto Rico), after having hosted the 2006, 2009 and 2013 editions.

Let us remember then that the World Baseball Classic will celebrate 20 years of existence in 2026. It will do so by being an event that is rapidly rising and that is awakening passions around the world.

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