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[12/14/2013] Parent company Rakuten might be front-runner to land naming rights to Miyagi Stadium

by on Dec.14, 2013 @ 8:17 pm, under NPB

Two companies submitted bids for the naming rights to Miyagi Municipal Stadium.  Miyagi Prefecture is looking for a company that can pay 200 million yen or more a year for three or more years, beginning in January 1, 2014.  Rakuten Eagles' the parent company Rakuten was one of the two companies and is reportedly the front-runner (bids from both companies were at or above the requirements).  A decision will be finalized before the end of the year.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/14/2013, Kahoku Online 12/14/203

[UPDATE 12/15 @ 7:37pm]

Rakuten may have won naming rights to Miyagi Stadium for 210 million yen a year.  The new stadium could be named Rakuten kobo Stadium.

Source: Sponichi 12/15/2013, Kahoku Online 12/15/2013

[UPDATE 12/16 @ 3:58pm]

According to ZakZak, of the 200 million yen Nippon Seishi paid for naming rights to Miyagi Stadium every year, three-quarters went to the Eagles.  They might end up losing that money if Rakuten wins the bid.

Source: ZakZak 12/16/2013

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