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Confederation of European Baseball

Thursday, February 22, 2018

International Baseball Challenge with Croatia, Serbia and Slovakia

The International Baseball Challenge (IBC) is an international baseball tournament held in the Chicagoland area with its inaugural season kicking off from July 15-22, 2018.

This year’s field consists of Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia and a North American team that will playing in a 3 day, 4 team round-robin format tournament followed by a 2 day seeded semi-final and final game. The IBC tournament will be played at Oil City Stadium in Whiting, Indiana. The name Oil City Stadium celebrates Whiting's history as a refinery town tucked away in the northwest corner of the state for over 120 years. Located 14 miles from downtown Chicago, Oil City Stadium at Standard Diamonds Park combines a unique history, with a progressive way of thinking,to create one of the premier baseball stadiums in the Midwest.

The International Baseball Challenge (IBC) was built from the ground up through social media and boasts an extensive media platform inclusive of mobile, digital and International TV and radio

International TV and Radio:

  • RTS – Radio Televisia Serbia
  • Jednotka TV – Slovakia

  • DIGI Sport TV - Slovakia

  • HOO Sport TV – Croatia

  • WGN Radio – Chicago

Mobile and Digital:

  • All games streamed live

  • Significant promotion and engagement via social media channels

    • Facebook

    • Twitter

    • Instagram

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