The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, inaugurated the ‘Monumental de Caracas Simón Bolívar’ stadiumwith a capacity of 38,000 viewers; making it the second largest stadium in Latin America.
“I officially hand over the Simón Bolívar Monumental Stadium to the Caribbean Professional Baseball Confederation (CBPC)to the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League and to all the teams”, was the message of the Venezuelan president during a broadcast on the television channel VTV.
It will be in this stadium where The activities of the 65th edition of the Caribbean Series will start on Thursday.
“We have chosen this magnificent setting because it is the first time that eight teams have participated in the Caribbean Series.. This shows the support that you and your government have given, and the magnificent contribution of the organizing committee,” said Juan Francisco Puello, commissioner of Caribbean Professional Baseball.
The tournament starts this Thursday.
The opening game will be between the ninth WildCats KJ74 of curacao, who will make his tournament debut; before the Cuban farmersin the return of the island to the competition.
In the stadium ‘Simon Bolivar’ they will dispute 21 of the 32 tournament games; the rest will take place in the stadium’Jorge Luis Garcia Carneiro’ located in La Guairawith a capacity of 14,000 people.
This will be the first time in history that eight baseball teams will participate in the Caribbean Series; the champions of Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cuba, Panama, Colombia and curacaothe rookies of the tournament.