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World Baseball Classic Returns To Dodger Stadium In '17

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 25 / 16

Dodger Stadium will serve as the host venue for the ’17 World Baseball Classic semifinals and final, the same role the ballpark played for the event in ’09. The concluding games are scheduled for March 20-22. Marlins Park and Estadio Charros de Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico, will each p...

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