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Report: 2024 WBSC Premier12 Will Have Games in Guadalajara and Tepic, Mexico

 WBN  |    Mar 28th, 2024 7:51am EDT

A report by Septima Entrada indicated that the cities of Guadalajara and Tepic in Mexico will host group play games during the 2024 WBSC Premier 12.

The 2024 Premier12 tournament will feature the top 12 nations in the World Baseball Softball Confederation’s World Baseball Rankings from Nov. 10-24, 2024.

The 12 nations competing are No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 United States, No. 4 Korea, No. 5 Chinese Taipei, No. 6 Venezuela, No. 7 Netherlands, No. 8 Cuba, No. 9 Dominican Republic, No. 10 Panama, No. 11 Australia, and No. 12 Puerto Rico.

Septima Entrada reported that Group A of the Premier12 will be played at Estadio Panamericano in Zapopan, in the greater Guadalajara metropolitan area, and at a new stadium in Santa Teresita de Tepic from Nov.  10-14. Estadio Panamericano is the home of the Charros de Jalisco in both the Liga Mexicana de Beisbol and the Liga ARCO Mexicana del Pacifico, and hosted group play during the 2019 WBSC Premier12.

Group B will be played at the Nagoya Dome in Nagoya, Japan, and at the Taipei Dome in Taipei City, Taiwan from Nov. 14-18. The Super Round, featuring the top two teams from each group, will be played at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan from Nov. 21-23, with the medal games to follow at the Tokyo Dome on Nov. 24.

According to Septima Entrada, Group A will include Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela. Group B will feature Australia, Japan, South Korea, the Netherlands, Chinese Taipei, and the U.S.