Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium is located in Taichung, the third largest city in Taiwan. The first phase of the stadium's construction is nearly complete and officially opened on November 9, 2006 replacing the antiquated Taichung Baseball Field.
The construction is basically finished with only some amenities yet to be completed. Located on the corner of Chongde Road and Huanzhong Road, it has considerably more parking available than the old stadium, which will be much more convenient for fans. Construction on the stadium began in 2005 and is operating on the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model that is becoming increasingly common among public works projects in Taiwan. The first phase includes 15,000 infield seats, all with seatback chairs.
The second phase will be financed with operating revenues and is expected to expand seating capacity to 20,000. The first major event hosted by the new stadium was the 2006 Intercontinental Cup, a baseball competition between eight nations from four different continents. South Korea defeated the Philippines in the opener 10-0, followed by Chinese Taipei's defeat against Italy 3-13 on November 9.
It was announced on the final day of the 2006 Intercontinental Cup that the 2007 Baseball World Cup will be held in Taichung, with this stadium one of the two to be used for the tournament. It is also hoped that it will host some games in the 2007 Asian Baseball Championship, which is scheduled to be played in Taiwan and will also count as the 2008 Summer Olympics qualifier for the Asia region.