Starting from professional baseball today to final adjustment for the opening of practice game 19th June 6:12

The 12 professional baseball teams will start a practice match on the 2nd, and make final adjustments again for the opening of the season on the 19th of this month, which is about three months behind the original schedule.

Due to the influence of the new coronavirus, professional baseball will start on the 19th of this month, about three months behind the original schedule.

Toward the opening of the 12 teams, each team will hold a maximum of 12 practice games from the 2nd to confirm the tactics and cultivate the players' sense of actual battle.

In order to reduce the risk of infection with the new coronavirus in the practice game, the schedule was set to reduce the number of team movements as much as possible.

In the first half, eight teams including DeNA, Yakult, Seibu, and Lotte, who are based in the metropolitan area, along with Chunichi, Rakuten, and Nippon-Ham, will gather in the metropolitan area.

Then, four teams based in western Japan, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Softbank, and ORIX will gather in Kansai to play the game.

In the latter half of the schedule, in addition to the baseball stadiums in the Tokyo metropolitan area and Kansai, practice games will be held at Mazda Stadium in Hiroshima City, PayPay Dome in Fukuoka City, and Nagoya Dome.

All games were held with no spectators, and on the first day, 2 days, Giants vs Seibu at Tokyo Dome, DeNA vs Rakuten at Yokohama Stadium, Yakult vs Chunichi at Jingu Stadium, Lotte vs Nippon-Ham, Koshien at ZOZO Marine Stadium in Chiba City. Six games of Hanshin vs. Hiroshima at the stadium and Orix vs. Softbank at the Kyocera Dome are scheduled.