Catching a Baseball Game in Cuba

Armandito el Tintorero

HAVANA TIMES — Of the many choices of things to do and discover while visiting Cuba, numerous readers express interest in attending a Cuban baseball game. This year’s season just began a little over a week ago and there will be games for the rest of the 2015 and into 2016.

Here is the schedule for September and October, courtesy of

The home teams are listed first.

Photos by Juan Suarez




10 thoughts on “Catching a Baseball Game in Cuba

  • I wonder what the world class baseball team in Yankee Stadium think about that team from Toronto – in Canada! Oh and we too have urinals that flush.

  • There is even a team in Toronto, but I think I detect a degree of bias in some of the comments.
    Regarding Moses’ concern about shade, in our city the crowd moves around with the shade from the sun as the day progresses – to get their 2 pesos’ worth.

  • Oh, hell no! 😉

  • Moses, go to Yankee Stadium if you want to see luxury and a world class baseball
    team! Cuba will someday excel but the SanFranciso Giants lost it when Willie
    Mays came to the Mets in 1972! It will always be the NY Giants but hey, the urinals flush!

  • There’s nothing sadder than an empty ballpark. IC, change you’re allegiance to the best
    baseball franchise in the history of the game, the NY YANKEES!! You’ll be the happiest
    Floridian ever!

  • I can picture the field Bob, as when in Vinales we stay with very nice guy whose home backs on to it. He incidentally has a nice long pole to pick the gorgeous avocadoes that grow on a tree overhanging his home. Yes, the games do provide opportunity to absorb local culture and they are certainly colorful! Es Cuba! y viva Cuba!

  • at least that, almost empty, stadium seems to have more fans in attendance than Marlins Park, home of the Miami Marlins. …stupid ownership!!! Sorry my fellow readers, it’s a personal gripe of mine.

  • Do not overlook the local minor league teams especially if your primary interest is local color and culture instead of pure baseball. My best game last year was in Vinales where I ended up sitting in the dugout and photographing the local team during the game.

  • I also had a good time both times that I went to a game at the Latin American ballpark. But be honest, Cuban ball games are not for the uninitiated or ill-informed. I didn’t go expecting the comfort or coziness I have here at AT&T park in San Francisco, but urinals that flush would have been nice. A snack bar is not a lot to ask for and THERE IS NO SHADE. The Industriales team that year played solid AAA quality ball. The crowd is great but the conditions are very Third World.

  • Attending baseball games in Cuba provides two forms of entertainment. The first is the game itself and the second is watching and listening to the crowd. Liberated for a period from their dreary daily lives and being allowed open expression provides opportunity for personal expression and the Cubans take full advantage of it! Fun!

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