Twelve international teams will converge in our city to play 50 games this September 1-10, 2017 at the World Baseball Softball Confederation U-18 Baseball World Cup. Hear the crack of the bat when they go head-to-head at the Port Arthur Stadium and at Baseball Central competing for the Title of World Champion at this major global event.
“The U-18 Baseball World Cup is a worldwide attraction and Thunder Bay in 2017 will be at the center of it,” said World Baseball Softball Confederation President Riccardo Fraccari.
Tickets for the games are on sale on the website. Visitors to our city will have the opportunity to sample our world-class culinary and craft beer scene, as well as take great places to eat and shop close to the Thunder Bay marina. Places to stay that are closest to Baseball Central include Days Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, and TownePlace Suites.
Also on the must-see list of things to do in-between games: Shop the local Bay Street/ Algoma District, visit the boutiques along Court Street South, or at Intercity Shopping Centre. Grab a tasty treat at local eateries.
“Here in Thunder Bay we are known as Sports Central,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs. “We are thrilled with the contribution by the Province as it builds on all of the hard work that the City of Thunder Bay and the Thunder Bay International Baseball Association have completed over the years.”
If you’re all about the Baseball, come see the up-and-coming “stars” of tomorrow:
Several Major Leaguers got their start at this championship, including: Dalton Pompey and Russell Martin of the Blue Jays, as well as Buster Posey (Giants), Andrew McCutcheon (Pirates) and Yu Darvish (Rangers) to name only a few. Nine players from Thunder Bay’s 2010 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup (formerly IBAF World Juniors) have gone on to the Major Leagues.
Come, find out why Thunder Bay is Superior by Nature and be part of the game.
THE WBSC U-18 BASEBALL WORLD CUP TAKES PLACE IN THUNDER BAY FROM SEPT. 1-10, 2017.
THE TWELVE NATIONS THAT HAVE SECURED THEIR PLACE IN THE PINNACLE YOUTH INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION INCLUDE:
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