FOX Sports has revealed an exclusive, multi-platform deal to broadcast the 2023 World Baseball Classic to fans in the US.
Beginning from stadiums in Japan, Taiwan and America on 7 March, the tournament will include coverage of all 47 tournament games across FOX, FS1, FS2, FOX Deportes, Tubi, and the FOX Sports app.
Noah Garden, Major League Baseball’s Chief Revenue Officer, said: “As players and fans alike can attest, the World Baseball Classic showcases the international appeal and passion for the game like no other event, and we are all eagerly anticipating its return this March.
“The World Baseball Classic is a perfect fit for our partners at FOX Sports, as they are uniquely positioned to deliver this one-of-a-kind event to baseball fans throughout the US.
“We’ll work with our great partners at MLB to deliver an exciting package for viewers across all of our platforms.”
Players who have indicated their intent to play in the competition include Pete Alonso, Tim Anderson, Jose Altuve, Mookie Betts, Julio Urías, Bryce Harper, Carlos Correa, Mike Trout and Vladmir Guerrero Jr.
“The World Baseball Classic is baseball’s premier international tournament, drawing some of the most exciting players in the world, and with FOX Sports’ longtime commitment to baseball, we’re thrilled to add this best-in-class event to our roster in 2023,” added Mark Silverman, FOX Sports President and COO.
The semifinal games will take place at loanDepot park from 19-20 March and the championship game in Miami on 21 March.