2023 Baseball Champions League Schedule. (Courtesy WBSC)
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The Baseball Champions League, which will run from September 28 to October 1 in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, announced the schedule of games and ticket prices at a press conference at Parque Kukulcan Alamo, the stadium that will host the event.
The inaugural event will pit the 2022 champions of the Liga Mexicana de Beisbol, the American Association, the Serie Nacional de Cuba and the Liga Profesional de Beisbol Colombiano against each other in a round robin series, with the teams with the two best records playing a championship game on October 1.
In a historical first, the 2022 Cuban Serie Nacional champion Alazanes de Granma will play the American Association’s Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks to open the Champions League at 1 p.m. CT on September 28. The game will be the first time a team from the Serie Nacional has faced a U.S.-based professional team.
Later on September 28, a 7:30 p.m. opening ceremony will precede an 8:30 p.m. matchup between the Caimanes de Barranquilla from Colombia against the Leones de Yucatan, who are hosting the event.
On September 29, Granma will face Barranquilla at 1 p.m. CT and Yucatan will face Fargo-Moorhead at 8 p.m. CT. The next day, Barranquilla will face Fargo-Moorhead at 1 p.m. CT and Granma will play Yucatan in the nightcap at 8 p.m. CT.
The Championship Game will be at 6 p.m. CT on October 1, with a closing ceremony to follow.
Ticket prices for the Baseball Champions League range from MXN$1,250 to MXN$7,200 for the entire event, and will go on sale August 23 at 9 p.m. CT. They will remain available through 7 p.m. CT on September 3. A Mexican Peso is worth approximately USD$.06.