The Summer Koshien Steering Committee met in Osaka on Wednesday and decided that the 97th Summer Koshien tournament will take place over a fifteen day period beginning on August 6. The tournament will begin earlier than usual out of consideration for the 18U Baseball World Cup, which is scheduled to start on August 28.
Forty-nine high schools will compete in the tournament. Bracket selections will begin at 4:00pm on August 3 at the Festival Hall in Osaka.
In addition, the 60th National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament will take place over a five day period beginning on August 22.