Individual tickets for opening round of the World Baseball Classic on sale January 19

    Tickets Available for Purchase Online at and

      Rogers Centre to Host Games Featuring Team Canada, USA, Italy and

    TORONTO, ON (January 15, 2009) /CNW/ - On Monday, January 19, baseball
fans will be able to purchase single game tickets to the opening round of the
World Baseball Classic games hosted at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Single
game tickets will be available for purchase online at and
    The first official pitch of the World Baseball Classic tournament takes
place in Toronto on March 7, 2009 with Team Canada taking on Team USA. Teams
from around the world will be competing from March 5 - 23 with six round-one
games being played at Toronto's Rogers Centre featuring teams from Canada,
Italy, United States and Venezuela.
    Media credential applications for the North American portion of the 2009
World Baseball Classic are available online today at All applications must be submitted online by
Friday, February 20th. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

    About the World Baseball Classic:

    The World Baseball Classic is the premier international baseball
tournament, sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation, and features
the best players in the world competing for their home countries and
territories. In March 2006, 486 players (235 of them from MLB organizations)
representing 16 teams from across the globe competed in the inaugural event.
The upcoming World Baseball Classic will be played from March 5 - 23 and will
again feature 16 of the greatest baseball-playing nations in the world. The
tournament will be held every four years thereafter, with plans in place to
expand the participant field beginning in 2013.

For further information:

For further information: or to request an interview, please contact:
Kate Hanna, GCI Group, (416) 486-5907,; Ashley Curran, GCI
Group, (416) 486-5923,

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