The steering committee for the 98th Summer Koshien met in Osaka earlier today. A number of issues were decided, including, but not limited to:
- The tournament will take place at Koshien Stadium over fifteen days, beginning on August 7.
- The opening ceremony will start at 9:00am on August 7. The committee confirmed that the start time will not overlap with the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics (August 6 at 6:00am Japan time).
- Forty-nine schools will participate in the tournament. Brackets will be set at Festival Hall in Osaka on August 4.