Up for Bid: WBSC World Cups in Baseball, Softball, Baseball5
10 Apr, 2021By: Mary Helen Sprecher
Sports are back. Baseball is back. Softball is back. You know who else is back? Any destination that gets to host one of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC)’s championship events.
The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has published new bidding guidelines for its Baseball, Softball and Baseball5 World Cups to regulate, simplify and define the awarding process of the WBSC’s future competitions. The new bidding documents are available in English and Spanish.
“Our guidelines have been restructured in order to increase the level of support and transparency which organizations receive when bidding for a World Cup,” said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari. “More importantly, the guidelines reflect the changes we have made to our competitions calendar which give more opportunities to a wider range of cities to host our premier events.”
The new bidding guidelines will provide interested parties with information on the bidding process, including a clear bidding timeline, assessment mechanisms as well the specific hosting and financial requirements by potential host cities.
The guidelines follow the announcement of a new calendarfor the WBSC’s Baseball, Softball and Baseball5 World Cups, which includes a series of modifications to the competition format like the “Two-Stage World Cups.”
This new, innovative competition system applies to the Women’s Baseball World Cup, the Women’s Softball World Cup, the Men’s Softball World Cup and the U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup and gives more flexibility and opportunities for cities, regions and countries to host a WBSC event.
With the new Baseball, Softball and Baseball5 World Cup’s calendar displaying all available tournaments in the upcoming years, and the new bidding guidelines now unveiled, every organization interested in hosting a WBSC event will be able to plan ahead with a transparent process and specific timelines for each event.
Documents Available Include the Following:
The WBSC governs all international competitions involving official National Teams. The WBSC oversees the Premier12, the World Baseball Classic and Baseball World Cups (U-12, U-15, U-18, U-23 and Women's), Softball World Cups, (U-12 Mixed, U-15 Women's, U-18 Women's, U-18 Men's, U-23 Men's, Women's and Men's), and official disciplines Baseball5 (Senior and Youth World Cups) and E-Sports as well as Baseball, Softball and Baseball5 events at the Olympic Games.
For more information, visit www.wbsc.org.