As San Diego Padres fans turn their attention towards to 2017, they can now also look forward to World Baseball Classic matchups at Petco Park.
In March 2017, the excitement for a new season of San Diego Padres baseball will be slightly postponed due to the World Baseball Classic. As recently announced, the event’s second round matchups will take place at Petco Park, the home of the Padres.
For the Padres, this doesn’t mean a whole lot. The games will take over their home ballpark for six days, but will not interfere with any of the team’s normally scheduled events at the park.
For the fans though, the opportunity to experience an international baseball event ought to be cherished. Some of the best players in the world will be on display, although no Padres have committed to participating in the event thus far.
For the city of San Diego, it is an honor to receive the opportunity to host the event, as they are just one of three MLB parks to take part in the WBC.
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Marlins Park in Miami will host Pool C, which includes the United States team as well as the Dominican Republic, the defending champions. Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles will host the finals, taking place beginning on March 20th, and ending March 22nd.. The World Baseball Classic will begin with qualifying matchups, before the first Pool A contest on March 6th.
Petco Park will host the second round for Pool F, The games in San Diego will commence on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:00 PM PT. Each day will feature one game up until Saturday, in which two will be played. The final game will take place on Sunday, March 19, at 5:00 PM.
Tickets for the event go on sale Thursday, and can be found HERE.
More information about the event can be found at the official website of the World Baseball Classic.