While soccer reigns supreme in most Latin American countries, baseball is Venezuela's national sport. The season begins ... More
Venezuelan Baseball Season
While soccer reigns supreme in most Latin American countries, baseball is Venezuela's national sport. The season begins in October, the southern hemisphere's spring. Eight teams make up the Venezuelan league. The Caracas Lions have a devoted following, so join local fans for a home game and scout for up-and-coming talent as you take in the game (a number of talented Venezuelans currently play in the U.S. Major Leagues). Food and souvenir concessions abound, and while you may not find peanuts and crackerjacks, you'll certainly come across plenty of cerveza and perros callientes (hot dogs).
Baseball in Venezuela is THE major entertaining event of the country. Nothing beats the experience of a Caracas-Magallanes match. The crowd goes absolutely crazy.
Tickets for a match go form US$5 up to about US$100.
If you are a sports fan and find yourself in Caracas in the middle of the season, the "Estadio Universtario" is a definite must go.
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