Hanshin Nomura's memorial game Postponement of the ceremony Match held with no spectators February 27 22:16
Hanshin announces postponement of ceremony for former director Katsuya Nomura's memorial game scheduled for next month on the 8th, given that the opening of professional baseball is being held by spectators due to the spread of the new coronavirus Did.
Hanshin announced earlier this month that a memorial game for Mr. Nomura, who died at the age of 84, will be held in an open match against giants at Koshien Stadium on August 8.
However, due to the spread of the new coronavirus, 12 professional baseball teams and the NPB = Japan Baseball Organization have decided that all open matches will be held by spectators until next month.
In response, Hanshin announced that the planned ceremony for Nomura's memorial game will be postponed with an undecided schedule.
The game itself takes place with no spectators.
The baseball team will also practice and play games at Naroohama Stadium in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, from the 28th to the 20th of the month with no spectators.
Nomura postpones funeral next month
Due to the spread of the new coronavirus, the funeral of Katsuya Nomura, scheduled for next month in Tokyo, will be postponed.
Nomura's funeral, who died at the age of 84 this month at the age of 84, was to be held next month at the Aoyama Funeral Home in Minato-ku, Tokyo, in a way that not only people involved but also the general public could attend. .
According to Mr. Nomura's management company, the spread of the new coronavirus has decided to postpone the funeral service for a large number of people.
A management company commented, `` We decided to postpone taking into account the spread of infection in the event that many stakeholders and fans would attend at this important time before the opening of professional baseball, '' he said. .
According to the management company, the schedule has not been fixed yet.