The Japan High School Baseball Federation (JHBF) held a special steering committee meeting for the 93rd Summer Koshien today and decided that:
Games played between the First and Third rounds will begin at 8:00am (excluding the first day of the tournament).
Quarterfinal and Semifinal games will begin at 8:00am.
Finals game will begin at 9:30am.
This will be the first time in tournament history that a finals game will be played in the morning.
The JHBF is hoping to avoid using the lights at Koshien during the tournament as much as possible. And with power consumption during the summer peaking between 1pm and 3pm, they decided to start the Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals (where there are two games a day) in the morning.