Saigon Baseball Major Series kicks off in HCM City

April 16, 2024 - 09:27
The Saigon Baseball Major Series 2024, the first season, has been officially kicked off in HCM City.


Athletes compete at the Saigon Baseball Major Series 2024, the first season. — Photos courtesy of New Sports

HCM CITY — The Saigon Baseball Major Series 2024, the first season, has officially kicked off in HCM City.

The tournament features six teams playing in two groups with the best two of each group advancing to the semi-finals.

First matches were played last week while the opening ceremony was organised on April 14.

At least two matches will be held every Sunday at Thành Long Sport Centre in Bình Chánh District. The final is scheduled for May 19.

To increase the quality of the tournament, teams are allowed to register unlimited number of foreign players who are living and working in Việt Nam.

In addition to competitive games, organisers also built the first personal index data and image storage system in Việt Nam, approaching the model of the US Major League Baseball.

The Saigon Baseball Major Series is the second event of the Vietnam Baseball Major Series (VBMS), following the Hanoi Baseball Major Series, which was organised last October.

Six teams take part in the first Saigon Baseball Major Series' opening ceremony on April 14.

It is organised by New Sports in coordination with relevant partners under permission of the HCM City Culture and Sports Department.

The VBMS is a baseball tournament project built with the goal and desire to create a playground for exchange and sharpen the skills of amateur, professional and international baseball players. It aims to develop the No. 1 baseball tournament series in the country with an advanced athlete database.

Vietnam Baseball Major Series will visit other cities and provinces in the upcoming period to ensure baseball's strong and professional development nationwide.

It is supported by VNPAY, D&G Golf Group and Hà Nội Eye Hospital 2.

Doors are open and free for interested supporters who also can cheer up their clubs through fanpage — VNS