The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), together with the Charros de Jalisco professional baseball club of the Mexican Pacific League (LMP), Mexico’s National Commission for Physical Culture and Sport CONADE, and the Government of Jalisco will hold a joint press conference in the capital of Mexico to reveal a series of announcements on this year’s II WBSC Premier12®, the major international baseball competition and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifier, which will be staged from 2-17 November and feature the 12 best Men’s National Teams in the world rankings.

Major announcements will include:

  • Unveiling of the three Opening Round hosts, dates and locations
  • Revealing the National Teams in Groups A, B and C
  • Unveiling the Official 2019 WBSC Premier12 Trophy
  • New Sponsorship

The Super Round and Finals of the 2019 WBSC Premier12 will be hosted by Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) league and played at Chiba’s ZOZO Marine Stadium and the Tokyo Dome.


  • Riccardo Fraccari, President of WBSC
  • Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, Governor of Jalisco
  • Ana Gabriela Guevara, Director of CONADE
  • Armando Navarro Peña, President of the Sporting Club Charros de Jalisco
  • Enrique Mayorga, President of the Mexican Baseball Federation (FEMEBE)
  • Salvador Quirarte Villaseñor, Local Organising Committee (LOC) President
  • Fernando Valenzuela, Legendary Mexican baseball player
  • Édgar González, Mexican Office for the Promotion of Baseball
  • Fernando Ortega, Director of Jalisco Sports Development (CODE)
  • Carlos Bremer, President and Director General of Value Grupo Financiero

When: Wednesday, 13 February at 12:00p CST

Where: Casa Jalisco – Representación del Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco, Campos Elíseos 11, Rincón del Bosque, Polanco V Secc, 11580 Mexico City, México (map)

Media planning to attend will be requested to present their media ID and sign in at the welcome/registration desk.

Live-Stream: Media members and fans worldwide can also watch the press conference live via and

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