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[1/19/2015] Hotto Motto Field Kobe: New big screen, naming rights extended

by on Jan.19, 2015 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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The Orix Buffaloes announced today that a new Daktronics big screen will be installed at Hotto Motto Kobe. Construction will begin on the 20th and should be finished in time for the Seibu series that begins on April 18.

Orix also announced that Plenus extended their naming right contract for the stadium for another four years, beginning on February 14, 2015. The deal is reportedly worth an estimated thirty-six million yen per year.

Source: official announcement (Orix), official announcement (Plenus), Nikkan Sports 1/19/2015, Nikkan Sports 1/19/2015, Sports Hochi 1/19/2015

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[12/24/2013] Rakuten wins naming rights to Miyagi Stadium — Rakuten Kobo Stadium Miyagi

by on Dec.24, 2013 @ 5:28 pm, under NPB
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The Rakuten Eagles announced today that parent company Rakuten won the naming rights to Miyagi Stadium.

New Stadium Name

Rakuen Kobo Stadium Miyagi

Shortened Names

  • Kobo Sta Miyagi
  • Kobo Sta
  • Kobo

Contract Terms

Three years (January 1, 2014 until December 31, 2016) at 201 million yen a year.

Source: official announcement, Sponichi 12/24/2013

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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
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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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[12/11/2013] Kyocera announces naming rights extension on Osaka Dome

by on Dec.11, 2013 @ 8:00 pm, under NPB
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Kyocera Corporation announced today that they extended their naming rights contract for Osaka Dome with Osaka City Dome Company Limited.  The extension will be good for three years, from April 2014 until March 2017.  The stadium name will remain Kyocera Dome Osaka.

Source: official announcement

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[12/2/2013] Sapporo planning to sell naming rights for Sapporo Dome to help pay for renovation project

by on Dec.02, 2013 @ 5:02 pm, under NPB
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Sapporo City is planning to sell naming rights for Sapporo Dome to help pay for a ten-year renovation project.  The city attempted to sell naming rights to the dome twice in 2011, but failed (they were looking for a five-year deal worth 2.5 billion yen).  This time around, they plan to involve the Nippon Ham Fighters and stadium officials with hopes of casting a wide net.  Depending on how discussions go, an announcement could be made as early as January

Renovations to the dome are slated to begin after the 2014 season.  Costs are expected to fall somewhere between nine and ten billion yen.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/2/2013

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[11/5/2013] Miyagi Prefecture begins accepting bids for the naming rights to Miyagi Stadium

by on Nov.05, 2013 @ 8:26 pm, under NPB
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Miyagi Prefecture announced today that they are looking for a new sponsor to purchase the naming rights to Miyagi Stadium.  Nippon Seishi's contract with the Prefecture and the Rakuten Eagles is set to expire this year.

According to the announcement, the prefecture is looking to sign a three-year deal that begins on January 1, 2014 and is worth at least 200 million yen a year.  Bids will be accepted between November 5 and December 4.  Additional terms and conditions can be found at the official announcement link below.

Source: official announcement

[UPDATE 12/4 @ 10:59pm]

The media learned today that two companies submitted bids.  An announcement will likely be made later this month after Miyagi Prefecture and the Rakuten Eagles have had a chance to discuss the offers.

Source: Sponichi 12/4/2013

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[11/1/2013] Nippon Seishi’s contract with Miyagi to end this year, no more Kleenex Stadium

by on Nov.01, 2013 @ 8:36 pm, under NPB
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Nippon Seishi's contract for the naming rights to Miyagi Municipal Stadium ends at the end of the year.  The contract will not be renewed.

In 2008, Nippon Seishi signed a three-year deal at 250 million yen a year with Miyagi Prefecture for the naming rights to Miyagi Municipal Stadium.  Under the original deal, the stadium was formally called Kleenex Stadium Miyagi.  Nippon Seishi renewed the three-year deal at 200 million yen a year in 2011 and changed the name to Nippon Seishi Klenenex Stadium Miyagi.

Nippon Seishi held exclusive negotiating rights with Miyagi through August.  The company informed the prefecture and the Rakuten Eagles they were not planning to renew the deal again.  The prefecture could begin accepting new bids in early November.

Source: Daily Sports 11/1/2013, Asahi Shimbun 11/1/2013, Jiji Press 11/1/2013, Kahoku Shimpo 11/1/2013

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From Skymark Stadium to Hotto Motto Field Kobe

by on Feb.07, 2011 @ 10:00 pm, under NPB
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The city of Kobe announced today that Plenus won the bidding for naming rights to Kobe Sports Park Stadium (formerly Skymark Stadium) and that the new name for the stadium will be Hotto Motto Field Kobe.

Kobe and Plenus agreed to a 4-year deal (effective beginning on 2/14) that is reportedly worth 35M a year.

Another company, G-7 Holdings also submitted a bit, but at 5M yen, it wasn't nearly enough to beat the offer made by Plenus.

Sapporo gets one offer for naming rights to Sapporo Dome

by on Jan.29, 2011 @ 3:11 pm, under NPB
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According to Sponichi, Sapporo received just one offer for naming rights to Sapporo Dome (Friday was the cutoff date for offer submissions).  Sapporo will now do a little research into the company that submitted the offer to see if they are a viable option and will make a decision by mid-February.

Nikkan Sports is carrying a different report that points to Nitori as being the winners to the naming rights to Sapporo Dome.  And according to their report, the city of Sapporo said they could not disclose the number of offers they received.

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