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The Arizona Diamondbacks are proud to again be selected as a host city for the World Baseball Classic -- the premier international baseball tournament, sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation, featuring the best players in the world competing for their home countries and territories.

More than 1.5 million fans from all over the world attended the tournament games, held in March 2006 and 2009. Team Japan is the reigning World Baseball Classic Champion, taking home both the inaugural and 2009 titles.The upcoming World Baseball Classic will be played in March 2013 and will again feature the greatest baseball-playing nations in the world.

The first-round games of the upcoming World Baseball Classic will be played at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and Chase Field. D-backs Season Ticket Holders will be given a priority opportunity to purchase tickets for each World Baseball Classic game. For more information, visit