The start of the ticket sale for the preliminary round pool C in Sundbyberg, Sweden of the IBAF Baseball World Cup next September has been delayed until the first half of May. The organizers announced last week that the selling system isn’t ready yet, but hope to have it up by mid May. Tickets will be available on the Internet and via call centers. They will release the exact date of the sale at least one week in advance. They still plan to offer 2.500 seats in three different price categories for each of the four game days. Check the link for ticket prices.
At the new ballpark in Sundbyberg, which is located just a few kilometers outside of Stockholm, host Sweden, Olympic champion South Korea, Canada and the Netherlands Antilles will play each other in a round robin, hoping for one of up to three spots in the second round. The preliminary round starts on September 9th and lasts till September 12th. Other first round venues are located in Regensburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Barcelona (Spain) and Prague/Ostrava (Czech Republic). The next round, which will be hosted by the Netherlands and Italy, is scheduled to begin on September 14. The final round in Italy will be played from September 22 thru September 27.