The government has issued a state of emergency for the four prefectures of Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo, and Kyoto.
As a measure to accompany the declaration, Osaka Prefecture has decided to request suspension of events except for holding them without spectators.
We have summarized the impact on sporting events in Osaka, Hyogo, and Kyoto in Kansai.
During the declaration period, Hanshin will play 5 games at Koshien Stadium and Orix will play 6 games at Kyocera Dome Osaka.
Professional baseball will consider future measures in the direction of complying with requests for holding without spectators.
Orix announced that it will suspend the sale of admission tickets and advance reservations for 20 home games from 25th to 13th June this month.
In the soccer J-League, J1 Gamba Osaka will play one game, Cerezo Osaka will play one game, Vissel Kobe will play three games, and J2 Kyoto Sanga will play two games.
As with professional baseball, the J-League will consider future measures in the direction of complying with requests for holding without spectators.
Rugby top league
The Rugby Top League is currently hosting playoff tournaments.
The Japan Rugby Union has announced that it will suspend ticket sales for the semi-finals at Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Higashi-Osaka, Osaka on the 15th and 16th of next month, and the finals in Tokyo on the 23rd.
On the other hand, for the second round of Kintetsu and Panasonic to be held at Hanazono Rugby Stadium on the 25th, tickets have already been sold up to 5,000 people, and we plan to respond based on the content of the request accompanying the declaration.
The B-League for men's basketball will consider how to respond based on the content of the request.
There are three teams in each of the three prefectures, including B1 and B2.
During the period, B1 Osaka Evessa will play two home games on the 30th and 2nd of this month, and B2 Nishinomiya Storks will play off locally from the 7th of next month.
Volleyball has already been canceled due to the fact that the Black Eagle Flag / All Japan Selection Tournament scheduled for Osaka City from the 30th of this month to the 5th of next month is expected to be declared a state of emergency. ..
On land, the Hyogo Relay Carnival will be held at the Universiade Memorial Stadium in Kobe on the 24th and 25th, and the Michitaka Kinami Memorial Tournament will be held at the Yanmar Stadium Nagai in Osaka on the 5th next month.
We are planning to hold all of them with spectators, but we plan to consider how to respond from the night of the 23rd to the 24th.
Horse racing is held every Saturday and Sunday at the Hanshin Racecourse in Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture, with spectators in the form of pre-sale of more than 3,600 reserved seats.
On the 2nd of next month during the period, the traditional G1 race to compete for the long-distance number one, the Spring Emperor's Award is also scheduled, but the JRA = Japan Racing Association will respond in the future based on the contents of the request of the local government. I am considering.
In addition, an ice show featuring Tomoko Miyahara, who is 4th in the Pyeongchang Olympics, will be held in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture on the 24th and 25th, but the 25th will be during the declaration period. As for, I decided to make it unattended in a hurry.
In addition, the triathlon tournament scheduled to be held on the special course around Osaka Castle on the 9th of next month has been cancelled.
The Kansai Open, a domestic men's golf tour held in Kobe with no spectators, will be held on the 25th, the final day of the tournament, and we will discuss whether it will be held as scheduled.