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[8/1/2015] 97th Summer Koshien News and Notes

by on Aug.01, 2015 @ 2:37 pm, under High School, Summer Koshien

The Summer Koshien will be starting a little earlier than usual because of the U18 Baseball World Cup. Due to the earlier schedule, schools will not be given their usual thirty minutes of practice time on the field. They will instead be given fifteen minutes to check the field.

Source: Daily Sports 8/1/2015, Daily Sports 8/1/2015

Waseda Jitsugyo and Kanto Daiichi swapped hotels because of security issues. Waseda Jitsugyo was originally scheduled to stay at Koshien Hotel Yudachiso, but tournament organizers decided it would be best if they swapped places with Kanto Daiichi and stayed at Miyako Hotel New Archaic in Amagasaki. Koshien Hotel Yudachiso is about a five minute walk from Koshien Stadium and there were concerns about what fans might do if they knew Waseda Jitsugyo prospect Kotaro Kiyomiya was walking to and from the stadium to his hotel.

By bus, the Miyako Hotel New Archaic is about a twenty minutes away from Koshien Stadium.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/1/2015, Sponichi 8/1/2015