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2011 NPB All-Star Game times posted; voting begins tomorrow

by on Jun.07, 2011 @ 3:24 pm, under NPB

Additional information for the 2011 All-Star game have been posted as follows:

Game 1 - July 22 (Friday) - Nagoya Dome
Gates Open: 15:00 / Game Starts: 18:05
Home team: Central League (1st base side)
TV Coverage: TBS

Game 2 - July 23 (Saturday) - QVC Marine Field
Gates Open: 11:00 / Game Starts: 14:00
Home team: Pacific League (1st base side)
TV coverage: TV Asahi

Game 3 - July 24 (Sunday) - Kleenex Stadium
Gates Open: 9:30 / Game Starts: 12:30
Home team: Pacific League (3rd base side)
TV coverage: TV Asahi

DH Rule will be used at all stadiums.
Games will become official after 5 innings and all games will end after 9 innings no matter the score.

Voting for the All-Star Game will take place between 6/8 and 6/22.  Final rosters will be posted on 6/30.  Votes can be cast online from the official 2011 NPB All-Star Game website (registration opened today).

UPDATE 6/7 @ 9:09pm-

A few other additional notes:

Over 1,000 earthquake / tsunami survivors will be invited to All-Star Game at Kleenex Stadium.  A special ceremony is also planned.

Player, manager, and coach uniforms from all 3 games will also be auctioned off; all proceeds will be donated to relief efforts in northern Japan.

Home run competitions will take place before Games 1 and 2.  Player voting for the competition will take placed between 7/5 and 7/11.

Each roster will carry 31 players.