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Niigata wants to play host for an NPB baseball team

by on Mar.11, 2010 @ 2:31 pm, under NPB

It seems Niigata wants in on some of the NPB goodness.  On Thursday, Niigata prefectural mayor Hirohiko Izumida said a committee to help bring a baseball team to Niigata was being formed and that their first meeting is set to take place on the 24th.  According 47 News, this isn't about creating / relocating an NPB team, but rather becoming a secondary home to one of the current NPB teams (凖フランチャイズ or 準本拠地 in Japanese).

Niigata opened Hard Off ECO Stadium Niigata (30,0000 capacity) last year and will be hosting one of the 2010 All-Star games (7/24).