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95th Summer Koshien: ticket price increases and various other changes

by on Apr.25, 2013 @ 8:56 pm, under High School, Summer Koshien

The first steering committee meeting for the 95th Summer Koshien was held in Osaka today.

Among some of the decisions that were made:

  • Quarterfinals games will be played on one day instead of two.  The extra day will be used as an off-day.  The change was made in order to even the schedule out for all teams remaining in the quarterfinals -- with games split over two days, teams that played on the second day of the quarterfinals and made it to the finals had to play three games in a row while teams that played on the first day of the quarterfinals and made it to the finals got a day off before playing two in a row.  This will be the first time a day off is scheduled during the tournament.  The two-day quarterfinal scheduling was introduced in 2003.  Note: the off-day will be canceled if there are three or more rain-outs during the tournament.
  • On days there are four games, the first game will begin at 8:00am.  The Semifinals will begin at 11:00am and the Finals at 12:00pm.
  • Since 1995, brackets through to the 3rd Round were decided in advance.  Beginning this season, captains from winning teams will begin participating in bracket drawings after the 1st Round.
  • Initial brackets will be decided at the Festival Hall in Osaka on August 5.
  • Ticket prices will go up: special non-reserved center seats will go from 1,600 to 2,000 yen; special non-reserved seats on the first and third base sides will go from 1,200 yen to 1,500 yen; Alps seats will go from 500 yen to 600 yen.

Source: Daily Sports 4/25/2013, Nikkan Sports 4/25/2013, Sponichi 4/25/2013, Sports Hochi 4/25/2013