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Hanshin hoping to make decision on opening 2014 season in US by June

by on May.07, 2013 @ 6:14 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers team president Nobuo Minami spoke to reporters today about plans to start the 2014 season in the US and said that they were hoping to make a decision by some time in June.

"Is there a meaning to do this even if we fall several hundred millions of yen in the red?   We are taking a look at various things, like the ability to attract new fans. ... Other than that, it is about income and expenses.  We need to work out the numbers and make a decision by around June," said Minami.

As of now, if Hanshin and Yomiuri decide to open the 2014 season in the US, the first game will most likely be played at Dodger Stadium with the Giants as the home team.  The Tigers will likely be the home team for the second game.  The second game could take place at Angel Stadium.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/7/2013