[7/25/2018] Nippon Ham Fighters, Yakult Swallows in search for alternate venues for 2020 season

The Nippon Ham Fighters and Yakult Swallows will have to find alternate venues for the 2020 season. Jingu Stadium and Sapporo Dome will be used for other purposes during the 2020 Olympics.

  • Jingu Stadium
    • storage and waiting areas for Olympic personnel
    • July 6 – September 13
  • Sapporo Dome
    • one of seven soccer venues
    • June 1 – September 11

Sapporo City was not expecting to lose access to Sapporo Dome for more than a month and will approach Olympic committee organizers about shortening the period. The Yakult Swallows have already started exploring their options and have put together a list of candidate venues.

Source: Sanspo 7/24/2018, Daily Sports 7/25/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/24/2018

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