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Pesäpallo World Cup

Pesäpallo World Cup 2023, Hyvinkää, Finland

11th Pesäpallo World Cup tournament will take place in Hyvinkää, Finland from July 26 to 30.

Team sign-up is open at As a player without a team (resident outside Finland) tell us about your interest in joining the tournament at

Teams from Australia, Bangladesh (optional), Estonia, Finland, India (optional), Sweden, Switzerland, the United States and historically from Canada have preliminarily registered for the tournament.

There are three series available in the Pesäpallo World Cup for men’s, women’s and mixed teams.

The World Cup tournament of pesäpallo was planned to be played in Finland 2022. However, the tournament had to be postponed until 2023 because of uncertainties related to Covid-19 pandemic and global travelling restrictions.

Official tournament hotel and stadium

Official tournament accommodation is available at Hotel Sveitsi. Fill in the form at so we’ll send you more information about special offers. Breakfast, wi-fi and access to the swimming pool area are included in the accommodation prices.

Main field of World Cup 2023 matches is Pihkala Pesäpallo Stadium.

Tournament program (to be updated)

Wednesday July 26th
Opening ceremony
Hyvinkään Tahko vs. Kempeleen Kiri, women’s Superpesis game

Saturday July 29th
Closing ceremony

Sunday July 30th
Hyvinkään Tahko vs. Vimpelin Veto, men’s Superpesis game

August 4 to 6
Itä-Länsi All Stars event, Sotkamo, Finland –
Get your tickets via Ticketmaster

Former Pesäpallo World Cup events

1992 Helsinki (Kaisaniemi), Finland
1997 Hyvinkää, Finland
2000 Melbourne, Australia
2003 Södertälje, Sweden
2006 Munich, Germany
2009 Pori, Finland
2012 Gold Coast, Australia
2015 Lucerne, Switzerland
2017 Turku, Finland
2019 Pune, India
2023 Hyvinkää, Finland

Useful links

Yle (Finnish Broadcasting Company)

When it all began. The first Pesäpallo World Cup tournament took place in Helsinki 1992.

Pesäpallo in Switzerland

Get to know Swiss pesäpallo community.

Pesäpallo in India (videos)

India was the first country in Asia to host Pesäpallo World Cup.

Pesäpallo in Australia

Gold Coast in Australia hosted Pesäpallo World Cup 2012.

Boston Globe: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask tells about pesäpallo

Pesäpallo is a national sport of Finland.

Photo gallery: Pesäpallo World Cup 2017

Photos by Teemu Kekola.