[10/31/2018] Nippon Ham Fighters select Kitahiroshima for new stadium

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that they selected Kitashiroshima, Hokkaido as the location for the new stadium. Construction is slated to begin in May 2020. If everything goes to plan, the new facilities should be ready by March 2023. Additional information will be released on November 5.

Source: Nippon Ham 10/31/2018, Daily Sports 10/31/2018, Sports Hochi 10/31/2018

[UPDATE 11/5 @ 4:26pm]

The Fighters released additional information about the new stadium today. Some highlights:

  • Cost: around sixty billion yen
  • Capacity: about 35,000
  • Natural grass
  • Retractable roof
  • Schedule
    • November 2018 – design
    • Spring 2020 – construction begins
    • January 2023 – construction ends
    • March 2023 – opening

Source: Nippon Ham 11/5/2018 (in English)

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