LoanDepot Park to host 2023 World Baseball Classic

FILE - Nolan Arenado, of the United States, follows through on his three-run home run against Canada in the second inning in a first-round game of the World Baseball Classic, on March 12, 2017, in Miami. Major League Baseballs new pitch clock, limits on shifts and larger bases will not be used during the World Baseball Classic. The three innovations will be debuted during the spring training exhibition season that starts Feb. 24. The 20-team national team tournament runs from March 8-21, and players will return to their clubs for more exhibition games with the new rules ahead of opening day on March 30. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File) (Alan Diaz, Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

MIAMI – LoanDepot Park is hosting the 2023 World Baseball Classic on Saturday.

The international baseball tournament began Wednesday and will run until March 21.

LoanDepot park, home of the Miami Marlins, will become the first venue in tournament history to host games in all three rounds of a World Baseball Classic in the same year.

According to event organizers, approximately 35,500 fans are expected to attend per game.

Due to the high volume of traffic within and around the park, attendees should expect delays during peak traffic hours.

LoanDepot said in a tweet that limited on-site parking will be available during the WBC and attendees are being asked to arrive early.

Drivers are advised to use alternate routes such as Flagler Street and Southwest 1st Street.

The tournament will feature the top players in professional baseball and some hard-charging amateurs.

The United States are the defending champions.

According to a news release, Miami police officers will be assigned throughout the area to provide security and to assist with pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

If you have any questions, please contact the special events office at 305-603-6510.

For more information on the 2023 World Baseball Classic schedule, click here.

About the Author:

Ryan Mackey is our newest digital journalist at WPLG. He is New York born and South Florida raised.