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Colonel Sanders to make a 1-day visit to Koshien

by on Sep.04, 2009 @ 9:34 pm, under NPB

The Colonel is coming, the Colonel is coming!

That's right. KFC Japan announced earlier today that the Colonel Sanders figure that was dropped into Dotonbori River by crazed Hanshin fans will make an appearance at Koshien Stadium on the 9th.

Ticket holders will be able to see the Colonel between 3:00pm and 6:30pm at gate 5 on the first base side of the stadium. Non-ticket holders will also have a chance to take a peak at the Colonel for free after 6pm.

The Kobe Shimbun mentions that it's just a one-day event so if you're in the area, you may want to swing by and check him.

Incidentally, September 9th is a special date in KFC history: it's Mr. Colonel Sanders' birthday (9/9/1890).