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Championship Parade News and Notes

by on Nov.23, 2009 @ 10:49 pm, under NPB

Just a few notes from yesterday's Championship Parades held by the Yomiuri Giants and Nippon Ham Fighters.

Hokkaido Shimbun released a special extra edition of their newspaper yesterday to commemorate the Fighters' parade.  They handed out 50,000 copies.

About 111,000 fans showed up for the Fighters' parade on Sunday.  That's about a 30,000 increase over the 82,000 that watched the parade in 2007.

The temperature during the Fighters' parade was about 4 degrees Celsius.

About 340,000 showed up for the Giants' parade on Sunday.  That's a drop from 400,000 in 2002 and 360,000 in 2000.  There were also 2,351 security guards along the 3.1km long parade route.  The parade also moved at a speed of about 5km/h.