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Hanshin Tigers, Yomiuri Giants could open 2014 season in the US

by on Feb.27, 2013 @ 10:07 pm, under NPB

The NPB is currently looking into having the Hanshin Tigers and Yomiuri Giants start the 2014 season in the United States.  The game will most likely take place some time at the end of March and could also include a number of exhibition games in Arizona.

Officials have already flown to the US to check out Dodgers Stadium as a possible location.  There are still a number of hurdles that need to be cleared, like raising enough money to make the venture worthwhile and finding sponsors, but if everything falls into place, the NPB could open the 2014 season in the US.

Next year marks the 80th anniversary of the professional leagues in Japan.

Source: Sponichi 2/27/2013