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Koshien Stadium: Relief Ace Taiken Tour

by on Dec.03, 2010 @ 8:29 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Koshien Stadium announced that they will be holding special tours of the bullpen at Koshien Stadium on 2/5 and 2/6 next year.  The bullpens are usually closed off from regular tours but for two days, they'll be open to four tour groups (2 groups a day).

Interested people should check the link above for more information about how to apply for the tour group.

The details:

Tour group dates and times

February 5 and 6, 2011 (2 groups per day)
Group 1: 12:00 - 13:15pm
Group 2 13:30pm - 14:45

Available openings

60 people per day (if there are more applications than spaces available, names will be randomly selected)

Admission Fee

3,500 yen for adults and 2,000 yen for kids

Tour Details

Throw three pitches off a bullpen mound (bullpen located on the first base side) with speed gun readings.

Ride the Relief Car in the outfield area

Get their name announced over the PA system

Get to see parts of the field, locker rooms, dugouts, player interview areas, and more.

Certificate that also includes the velocity of the three pitches that were thrown.