In response to the state of emergency, professional baseball will hold a match in the target area from the 27th with no spectators.
After the government issued a state of emergency in four prefectures, Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo, and Kyoto, and requested that the event be unattended during the period until May 11, professional baseball will be in the target area from 27th. We will hold 18 games scheduled in Tokyo without spectators.
In the Central League, there will be a total of 12 unattended games, including 4 games played by the Giants at Tokyo Dome, 4 games played by Yakult at Jingu Stadium, and 4 games played by Hanshin at Koshien Stadium.
The Pacific League consists of five games played by Orix at Kyocera Dome Osaka and one game played by Nippon-Ham at Tokyo Dome, for a total of six games.
On the 27th, of the six night games, two games, Yakult vs. Giants at Jingu Stadium and Orix vs. Rakuten at Kyocera Dome Osaka, will be held without spectators.
It is the first time that an official game has been held without spectators since the beginning of last season, and each team that has played games with a limited number of spectators will be hit further by management.
On the other hand, as a result of coordination between the Interleague Play and the Interleague Play, the six games originally scheduled during the declaration period were postponed after the period to avoid unattended spectators.
Outside the target area, the five teams of Rakuten, Seibu, Lotte, DeNA, and Chunichi have "priority measures such as prevention of spread" applied to the prefecture where they are based, so the number of spectators is limited to 5,000 or already 5,000. For games where the above tickets are sold, we are taking measures such as discontinuing sales.
In addition, the Nippon-Ham, Hiroshima, and Softbank teams will continue to hold up to about half the capacity at their headquarters.