Team Italy clashes with the Netherlands in Haarlem Week 2024 debut
05/03/2024 1 Minute Read

Team Italy clashes with the Netherlands in Haarlem Week 2024 debut

National Baseball Hall of Famer and Team Italy Elite manager Mike Piazza will prepare his Azzurri players and Club Italia LA28 Olympic prospects for the 135th showdown in history between the Italians and the Dutch hosts during Haarlem Week 2024 at Pim Mulier Stadion

The 31st edition of Haarlem Week 2024 will feature a clash between Euro rivals Team Italy and Kingdom of the Netherlands on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 7:30 pm (local time) at Pim Mulier Stadion in Haarlem. The week-long international tournament takes place from July 12-19, 2024. It is the only scheduled competition for the Azzurri Elite baseball squad and is the first test for the Club Italia LA28 project, which is the group of Olympic prospects striving to qualify for the 2028 Los Angeles Games.

After the Italians battle the Dutch, Team Italy will then play games on the following days against USA, Spain, Japan and Chinese Taipei before entering the semifinals or being relegated to the 5th-6th place final. The Haarlem Week 2024 championship final and bronze medal game as well as the nostalgic Old Stars contest are scheduled to take place on Friday, July 19th. 

Below is the Haarlem Week 2024 schedule: 

Friday July 12, 2024 

3.30 pm Chinese Taipei-Japan; 7.30 pm Netherlands-USA 

Saturday, July 13, 2024 

11:30 am Chinese Taipei-Spain; 1:30 pm USA-Japan, 7:30 pm Italy-Netherlands 

Sunday, July 14, 2024

11:30 am USA-Italy; 3:30 pm Netherlands-Chinese Taipei; 7:30 pm Japan-Spain

Monday, July 15, 2024

3:30 pm Spain-Italy; 7:30 pm USA-Chinese Taipei

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

3:30 pm Italy-Japan; 7:30 pm Netherlands-Spain

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

11:30 am Chinese Taipei-Italy; 3:30 pm Spain-USA; 7:30 pm Japan-Netherlands

Thursday, July 18, 2024

11:30 am 5th-6th placement final; 3:30 pm 2nd-3rd place semifinal; 7:30 pm 1st-4th place semifinal 

Friday, July 19, 2024

2 pm 3rd-4th placement final; 4:30 pm Old Stars Game; 7:30 pm 1st-2nd placement final

Forza #Italia!

by Roberto Angotti


(Photo of Team Italy captain Alberto Mineo in the game against USA during Haarlem Week 2022 by Nador)