[12/19/2016] Nippon Ham Fighters to begin serious discussions on new stadium

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced on December 19 that they created a joint task force with parent company Nippon Ham that will be responsible for conducting research into the logistics of building a new stadium. The Fighters are currently accepting proposals for the Hokkaido area. They are hoping to lighten the financial burden and strengthen community ties by involving as many local governments and businesses as possible. They plan to set a course of direction by March 2018.

Source: Sponichi 12/19/2016, Daily Sports 12/19/2016, Daily Sports 12/19/2016

[UPDATE 12/21 @ 1:01am]

The mayor of Kitahiroshima, Hokkaido submitted a proposal to the Fighters on December 20. Plans included a natural grass stadium with a retractable roof inside Kitahiroshima Sports Park.

Source: Daily Sports 12/20/2016, Nikkan Sports 12/20/2016

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