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[10/9/2013] All Nippon Series games will start in the evening

by on Oct.09, 2013 @ 9:18 pm, under NPB

The NPB announced preliminary detalis for the Nippon Series today.

Date Gm Venue
10/25 Fri   Tavel Day
10/26 Sat 1 Pacific League Home Stadium
10/27 Sun 2 Pacific League Home Stadium
10/28 Mon   Tavel Day
10/29 Tue 3 Central League Home Stadium
10/30 Wed 4 Central League Home Stadium
10/31 Thu 5 Central League Home Stadium
11/01 Fri   Tavel Day
11/02 Sat 6 Pacific League Home Stadium
11/03 Sun 7 Pacific League Home Stadium



  • There will be no suspended games.
  • Extra inning games will be allowed to go into the fiftheenth, through Game 7. If a Game 8 is necessary, there will be no limit to the number of extra innings.  If there is a rain out, the following changes will be made to the schedule:
    • If Game 1 or 2 is rained out, it will be pushed back a day. There will be a travel day in between Game 3 and 4, but the travel day between Game 5 and 6 will be removed from the schedule.
    • If any game after Game 2 is rained out, the travel day in between Game 5 and 6 will be removed from the schedule.
    • Exception: the travel day in between Game 5 and 6 will remain on the schedule if the two teams are Hiroshima and Rakuten.
  • If there is no winner after playing seven games, a Game 8 will be scheduled on the day after Game 7. If a Game 9 is needed, a travel day will be added and the game will be played at the other team's home stadium.
  • DH rule will be in effect during all games at Pacific League Stadiums.


There will be a six-man crew.

Travel Days

October 25, 28, November 1.

Start Times

Kleenex Stadium
Gates Open: 16:30
Start Time: 18:30

Seibu Dome
Gates Open: 16:30
Start Time: 18:30

QVC Marine Field
Gates Open: Game 1, 2, 6 at 16:30; Game 7 at 16:10
Start Time: Games 1, 2, 6 at 18:30; Game 7 at 18:10

Tokyo Dome
Gates Open: 16:15
Start Time: 18:15

Koshien Stadium
Gates Open: 16:00
Start Time: Games 3, 4 at 18:15; Game 5 at 18:05

Mazda Stadium
Gate Open: Game 3 at 15:30; Game 4 at 15:10; Game 5 at 15:30
Start Time: Game 3 at 18:30; Game 4 at 18:10; Game 5 at 18:30


Advance Lencore tickets from Lawson will be available on October 14 (Mon) between 10:00-23:00.

Advance tickets will be available from Lawson, eplus, Circle K Sunkus between October 17 (Thu) at 10:00 and October 19 (Sat) at 18:00.

Regular tickets will become available on October 25 at 10:00am from Lawson, eplus, and Ticket Pia.

Additional information can be found at the official NPB website.

Source: official announcement