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Baseball’s Premier12 launches ticket sales with Korea’s Interpark

Tickets for the South Korea-based group games at the 2019 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier12 have launched in partnership with Korean e-commerce leader Interpark.

The operator has unveiled a ticketing and sponsorship agreement which covers Group C of the national team baseball event, which will be played at Seoul’s Gocheok Sky Dome from November 6-8 and feature Korea, Cuba, Australia and Canada. Interpark has partnered with host, the Korea Baseball Organisation (KBO) league.

The WBSC Premier12, which will feature the top 12 nations in the world, will be staged in four countries over 32 games from November 2-17.

“The WBSC Premier12 is generating unprecedented fan interest, many times greater than the successful inaugural edition in 2015, so it’s extremely fitting to have the support of Korea’s leading online ticketing platform, Interpark, for Group C sales,” said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari.

“The Premier12 is on track to become one of the biggest international baseball tournaments in recent history and one of the top global sporting events of the year.”

For Group A in Guadalajara, Mexico, the hosts said it expects to sell all, or nearly all, of the 96,000 total available tickets for the six games between USA, Mexico, Netherlands and the Dominic Republic. They are on sale via Boletomóvil.

Tickets for Group B, hosted by the Chinese Taipei Baseball Association (CTBA) and featuring top-ranked Japan, Chinese Taipei, Venezuela and Puerto Rico, can be purchased at FamilyMart, one of Taiwan’s biggest convenience stores, and online via its FamiTicket site. Tickets for the game between Chinese Taipei and Japan at the 20,000-seat Taichung International Stadium on November 7 sold out in less than 30 minutes after sales launched in September.

The top two teams from each group will advance to Japan to compete in the Super Round from November 11-16. The WBSC Premier12 will award two places at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in addition to $5.2m in prize money.