World Baseball Classic Schedule

We have the World Baseball Classic schedule here, as the baseball universe prepares for another international tournament.

The World Baseball Classic is MLB’s global tournament, held every four years at a variety of venues around the world, culminating with a championship round in the United States. It’s an interesting mix of current MLB players, professionals in foreign leagues (Nippon Professional Baseball, China Baseball League, Chinese Professional Baseball League, Australian Baseball League), independent leagues (American Association, Can-Am League), and national amateur leagues (Cuban National Series). For instance, Chris Archer (Tampa Bay Rays) and Max Scherzer (Washington Nationals) will play for Team USA. Many other stars pass on participation; for instead, Noah Syndergaard will be in Port St. Lucie training with the Mets instead of playing in the WBC. But players like Felix Hernandez (Venezuela), George Springer (USA), Danny Baez (Puerto Rico), Francisco Lindor (Puerto Rico), Adam Jones (USA), Hanley Ramirez (Dominican Republic), Yadier Molina (Puerto Rico), Carlos Gonzalez (Venezuela) and Jonathan Lucroy (USA). All provisional rosters should be released by mid-January.

The first round of games will be held at Seoul’s Gocheok Sky Dome, the Tokyo Dome, Marlins Park, and Estadio Charros de Jalisco in Guadalajara. The Miami games on March 9-13 feature play in Pool C (Dominican Republic, United States, Canada and Colombia). That’s certainly a glamorous draw for spring-training fans: as noted earlier, the Dominican Republic won the 2013 tournament, and the U.S. team is sure to have some familiar faces.

Spring-training fans may also be interested in the second-round games on March 14-19 at San Diego’s Petco Park.

And, of course, Dodger Stadium will host the WBC semifinals and final on March 20-22, 2017. This will be the second time Dodger Stadium has hosted the final two rounds of WBC games, the previous time in 2009.

If you are interested in those games, check out our WBC calendar along with ticket links. The WBC requires you buy 6-game strips for all the games at a venue. If this is overkill for you, check out our WBC Schedule, where you can buy tickets for specific games. And, of course, you may have the chance to see WBC teams this spring, as several national squads — USA, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic — have scheduled games in Florida and Arizona. Check out the Grapefruit League and Cactus League schedules to see what games are close to you.

SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
March 5
March 6
March 7
March 8
March 9
Canada vs. Dominican Republic
Pool C
Marlins Park
6 p.m.
TICKETS
March 10
Columbia vs. United States
Pool C
Marlins Park
6 p.m.
TICKETS
March 11
Columbia vs. Canada
Pool C
Marlins Park
Noon
TICKETS

United States vs. Dominican Republic
Pool C
6:30 p.m.
TICKETS
March 12
Dominican Republic vs. Colombia
Pool C
Marlins Park
12:30 p.m.
TICKETS

United States vs. Canada
Pool C
Marlins Park
7 p.m.
TICKETS
March 13
Pool C Finals (If Necessary)
Marlins Park
6 p.m.
TICKETS
March 14
Pool F Semifinals, Game 1
Petco Park
6 p.m.
TICKETS
March 15
Pool F Semifinals, Game 2
Petco Park
6 p.m.
TICKETS
March 16
Pool F Semifinals, Game 3
Petco Park
7 p.m.
TICKETS
March 17
Pool F Semifinals, Game 4
Petco Park
7 p.m.
TICKETS
March 18
Pool F Semifinals, Game 5
Petco Park
7 p.m.
TICKETS
March 19
Pool F Semifinals, Game 7 (If Necessary)
Petco Park
5 p.m.
TICKETS
March 20
Championship Round
Dodger Stadium
6 p.m.
TICKETS
March 21
Championship Round
Dodger Stadium
6 p.m.
TICKETS
March 22
Championship Round
Dodger Stadium
6 p.m.
TICKETS
March 23
March 24
March 25

All times local.