Mexican Baseball Returns to Tucson This Week

Tickets still are avialable for the 2017 Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta at Kino Stadium in Tucson. The Oct. 5-8 event marks the seventh year of the tournament.

This year’s event will include the Naranjeros de Hermosillo, Yaquis de Obregón, Aguilas de Mexicali, and the Cañeros de Los Mochis of the Mexican Pacific League (Liga Mexicana Del Pacifico). Hermosillo and Mexicali will continue training in Tucson a couple of weeks prior to the Fiesta.

Visit Tucson reports that nearly 1,300 hotel rooms were booked last year for the baseball games, and the tourism agency is expecting an even higher number this year. The tournament has an overall economic impact of a little more than $1 million.