[6/5/2017] Preliminary details for the 2018 NPB season

A number of proposals for the 2018 season were approved at NPB meetings in Tokyo earlier today.

  • The Central League and Pacific League will start the 2018 season on the same day, March 30.
  • The first game of the 2018 All-Star Series will take place on July 13 at Kyocera Dome. The second game will take place on July 14 at Fujisakidai Baseball Stadium in Kumamoto.
  • The 2018 Nippon Series will begin on October 27. The Central League will have home field advantage.

The NPB is also reviewing and discussing the MLB’s proposal for changes to the posting system.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/5/2017, Nikkan Sports 6/5/2017Sanspo 6/5/2017

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