Press release World Baseball Softball Confederation
GUADALAJARA, Mexico The first phase of ticket sales has been launched for the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier12® 2019, the top international baseball event of the year and 2020 Olympic qualifier, with tickets now available for the Group A opening round to be staged at the 16,500-seat Estadio Charros de Jalisco from 2-5 November.
The WBSC Premier12 major international baseball competition will feature the world’s top-12 Men’s National Teams and be played over a total of 32 games from 2-17 November. One of three groups, Group A in Guadalajara will feature a six-game round-robin between world No. 2 USA, No. 6 Mexico, No. 8 Netherlands and No. 12 Dominican Republic, with the top two of the group advancing to the Super Round in Japan.
Sellouts and Economic Boost Expected
Hosts of Group A, the Charros de Jalisco professional baseball club of the Mexican Pacific League (LMP), expect an economic impact of $31 million USD to be generated for the region (in accordance with official government estimates/data), while anticipating a sell-out or a near sell-out of the 96,000 total available tickets for the six Group A games. In preparation of the influx, LMP is adjusting its calendar to accommodate the WBSC Premier12.
WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari said: “Fans in Mexico and around the world have been waiting for this day so they could secure their tickets and be present at what is not only the most exciting international baseball competition of the year, but also one of the top international sports events on the 2019 calendar. I am confident that with great hosts like the Charros, who share a vision to evolve baseball into a major global sport, this edition will eclipse all numbers of the successful inaugural Premier12 in 2015.”
Salvador Quirarte Villaseñor, president of the Premier12 Guadalajara 2019 Organising Committee, said: “We are working hard so that the spectators at the stadium and those watching around the world will have a great impression of the city and country of Mexico. And we are confident that the Premier12 will exceed WBSC’s expectations and benchmarks with regard to attendance, economic impact and viewership, helping the sport of baseball to shine at the world level.”
Full ticket packages for Group A of the WBSC Premier12 range from as low as $92 to $570 USD ($1,760 – $10,880 Mexican pesos). Purchases can be made at ticket offices at Estadio Charros de Jalisco or online exclusively through Boletomóvil at https://boletomovil.com.
Group A early-bird promotions include a 10% discount for ticket packages purchased in June and a 5% savings for purchases made between July and September. An additional discount of 5% will be given to Charros season-ticket holders.
WBSC Premier12 tickets sales for Group B (world No. 1 Japan, No. 4 Chinese Taipei, No. 9 Venezuela and No. 11 Puerto Rico in Taichung, Taiwan), Group C (Host/No. 3 Korea, No. 5 Cuba, No. 7 Australia and No. 10 Canada in Seoul) and the Super Round/Finals in Tokyo, Japan, are set to launch in the coming weeks.
Ticket sales surpassed 235,000 for the inaugural WBSC Premier12 in 2015, which had a potential broadcast reach of 254 million households and generated an estimated $131 million USD in worldwide brand exposure and advertising value for WBSC, its partners and the sport of baseball.