The open game of professional baseball will be held from the 2nd, one week behind schedule, after limiting the number of spectators according to the situation of the venue due to the influence of the new coronavirus.
The open game will be held from the 2nd, one week later than scheduled, because the game scheduled in Okinawa Prefecture was changed to a practice game with no spectators due to the influence of the new coronavirus last month.
Of the 84 games, 73 games are held at the base of each team to make it easier to take measures to prevent infection. On the 2nd, Softbank vs. China and Japan at the PayPay Dome in Fukuoka City, and Orix vs. Lotte at Kyocera Dome Osaka. It is done.
According to the government's guidelines, at Tokyo Dome and Yokohama Stadium in 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures, the maximum number of spectators was set to 5000 while the state of emergency was declared, and the game scheduled for the night game was 8 pm The start time has been accelerated to finish by the time.
In areas where the state of emergency was lifted at the end of last month, Fukuoka City's PayPay Dome has up to 10,000 people, Kyocera Dome Osaka has up to 5,000 people on the 2nd and 3rd, and Vantelin Dome Nagoya has up to 5000 people on the 6th and 7th of this month. The number of games is limited to 5,000, and it is under consideration after that.
On the other hand, in areas that were not subject to the declaration, the Sapporo Dome will have a maximum of 20,000 people, and the Mazda Stadium in Hiroshima City will have a maximum of 16,000 people, which will accommodate up to nearly half of the capacity.
The open race will run until the 21st of this month, and the season will start on the 26th of this month.