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[9/1/2014] 2015 NPB season to start on March 27 for both leagues

by on Sep.01, 2014 @ 10:36 pm, under NPB

The NPB held an executive committee meeting in Tokyo earlier today. Among issues discussed:

  • The 2015 season will be on March 27 for both the Central and Pacific Leagues.
  • The Inter-league series will take place between May 26 and June 18. There will be a decrease in games from twenty-four to eighteen per team.
  • The All-Star series will take place at Tokyo Dome on July 17 and Mazda Stadium on July 18.
  • The Fresh All-Star game will take place on July 16. The venue has not yet been decided.
  • The start of the Climax Series has not yet been decided.
  • The Nippon Series will begin on October 24 at the Pacific League home field.
  • Rookie of the Year eligibility forms for Yulieski Gourriel and Hector Mendoza were submitted by Yokohama and Yomiuri, respectively, and approved.

Source: official announcementSponichi 9/1/2014, Daily Sports 9/1/2014, Daily Sports 9/1/2014