WILLEMSTAD – November 14, 2023 – During a recent press conference, the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) together with the Curaçao Baseball Federation (FEBEKO) unveiled details about Curaçao’s participation in the 2024 Caribbean Series. This will be Curaçao’s second participation in the annual professional baseball tournament. The goal is for Curaçao to return with the winning cup this time around. Curacao’s participation in the Caribbean Series is also part of CTB’s strategy to promote Curaçao through sports. The tournament is scheduled to take place in Miami during the first week of February 2024. The Minister of Economic Development, Mr. Ruisandro Cijntje, was present at the press conference and elaborated on the importance of Curaçao’s participation at Caribbean Series 2024. For this special occasion, Mr. Chema Sanchez from the American professional baseball team Miami Marlins, was also present here in Curaçao. Miami Marlins is one of the main organizers of the 2024 Caribbean Series.
The Caribbean Series 2024 will take place next year in Miami from February 2nd to 9th, 2024. The tournament will feature the participation of 7 countries, including Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Panama, Nicaragua, and Curaçao. The tournament will be held at LoanDepot Park, which is the home stadium of the Miami Marlins major league baseball team.
CTB elaborated on the importance of Curaçao’s participation in the 2024 Caribbean Series from a tourism perspective. With an extensive audience expected to either attend the matches in the stadium, follow the games on television, or engage online, the Caribbean Series 2024 presents a valuable opportunity to promote Curaçao through sports. Furthermore, the tournament is an opportunity for Curaçao to be present in the United States market, which is one of the main contributors to the growth in the number of stayover tourists visiting Curaçao.
Lastly, FEBEKO provided details about Curaçao’s preparations for the 2024 Caribbean Series. This involves hosting a local tournament aimed at assembling the national team that will represent Curaçao in the upcoming Caribbean Series. The local tournament will take place from December 3rd to December 10th at Tio Daou Ballpark. All games will start at 7:30 PM, with gates opening at 6:30 PM. The tournament will feature the participation of several of our MLB players and former MLB players, our prospects in the minor leagues and in other professional leagues around the world.