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All Japan National Collegiate Baseball Championship Jobu University breaks through the first match

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The second round will be played against Sakura Mibayashi University, the representative of Tokyo Metropolitan University, at Jingu Stadium on the 2th.

In the Japan National Collegiate Baseball Championship, the XNUMXth anniversary tournament will start on the XNUMXth, and Jobu University, the representative of Seki Koshin, will be in the northern part of the Kyushu area. → Continue reading

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Oberlin University

Oberlin University(University of university, universityEnglish: JF Oberlin University) IsTokyoMachida-shiTokiwa TownHeadquarters in 3758Japan Ofprivate university.1966Was installed in.Abbreviation of universityIs Oberlin, Oberlin, Oberlin.


Whole university

The origin of JF Oberlin University is 1921Yasuzo Shimizu Republic of China北京市In poor areas outside the Chaoyang GateChinese peopleChongqing Commoner Women's Reading School (later) established for girlsChongqing Academy)[1]..Later ShimizuThe United States of AmericaOhio OfOberlin CollegeLearned from and returned to Jinglun Academy again.But the schoolSecond World WarInSurrender of JapanThroughNational warWon inChinese Communist PartyWas requisitioned by Shimizu and was forced to return to Japan.After returning to Japan, ShimizuChristian schoolEstablished "Sakuramibayashi High School for Girls" in the name of Oberin College, where she studied abroad in her current location, Machida.[2].

In 1966, he founded JF Oberlin University, and Shimizu said,NiijimaIt may be a dream to enjoy, "he said.Currently the universityLiberal ArtsSchool group,Business management6 schools: Schools, Health and Welfare, Arts and Cultures, Global Communication, Aviation and Management,graduate SchoolGraduate School of International Studies, Graduate School of Business Administration, Graduate School of Language Education, Graduate School of Psychology, Graduate School of University Administration (Attendance Course), Graduate School of University Administration (Correspondence Course),GerontologyIt consists of seven graduate schools, but with the 7th anniversary of the school's founding in 2021, both universities and graduate schools are scheduled to undergo major reorganizations and reorganizations.

There are a large number of international students from abroad, and there is a dormitory exclusively for international students in front of Fuchinobe Station on the JR Yokohama Line, and a special selection examination for international students is also held every year.In addition, although it is a little far from the station, car commuting to the university is prohibited in principle, and school buses between campuses are also operated.It is not a women's university but a coeducational school, but it is said that the ratio of female students is relatively high compared to neighboring universities, probably because of the contents of the school group.

Founding spirit (school lessons, principles, academic principles)

"Development of international human resources based on the spirit of Christianity" is advocated as the founding spirit.[3].

Education and research

  • For the first time at a private university in JapanSchool groupIntroduced the system, all faculties moved to school groups in 2007[4]..In addition, the first degree program system will be introduced in private graduate schools from 2021.
  • In addition to the "English Core", which aims to improve the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in level-based classes under the guidance of native speakers and bilingual speakers, 4 languages ​​(including English and Japanese) can be selected. It is possible to learn[5]..In principle, all English lectures, including the English core, will be conducted in English.
  • United States of America,The United Kingdom,Chugoku,Taiwan, South KoreaWe are affiliated with more than 34 overseas universities and organizations in 170 countries and regions.Applicants can study abroad for short or long term.
  • Western Metropolitan Area University Credit Exchange AgreementAnd academic / cultural / industrial network Tama member schools.
  • Open UniversityWe have credit exchange agreements with Okinawa International University, Okinawa Christian University / Junior College, and Meio University, and we can certify the prescribed credits obtained at each university as credits required for graduation.[6].
  • "THEWorld University Rankings Japan (March 2019, 3, UK TES Global Limited) ”has been ranked in the overall ranking for the third consecutive year.27th internationality (Capital AreaIt is ranked in three fields: 14th place), educational fulfillment level (67th place), and educational achievement (105th place).[7].

Various features

High school collaboration project

Since the spring of 2003, high school students who have signed a high school-university cooperation agreement have been accepted as students in each school group completely free of charge, based on the high school student regulations.


  • Machida Campus(3758 Tokiwamachi, Machida-shi, Tokyo)
Fuchinobe StationOrTama Center StationThanSchool busOperates
  • Planet Fuchinobe Campus(Abbreviation "PFC", Chuo-ku, Sagamihara City, Kanagawa PrefectureFuchinobe4-16-1)
Fuchinobe Station
  • Yotsuya Campus (Sendagaya)(Shibuya-ku, TokyoSendagaya1-1-12, from September 2015)
Sendagaya Station
  • Tama Campus (Tama Academy Hills)(Tama City, TokyoOchiai2-31-1, from September 2016)
Tama Center Station
  • Shinjuku Campus(Shinjuku-ku, TokyoHyakunincho3-23-1, from September 2019)                   
Shin-Okubo Station,Okubo Station,Takadanobaba Station
  • Tokyo Hinatayama Campus(Machida, TokyoHonmachida2600-4, from April 2020)
Machida StationOrKobuchi StationThanTransit BusNumber


Sister school

Student sports

The JF Oberlin University Association of Physical Education and Cultural Organizations (abbreviated as "OACU") is organized by 38 organizations including the Physical Education Association and the Cultural Association.Among them, the athletic club is active as a strong player in international games and overseas expeditions, regardless of individual groups, and has participated in many world competitions and produced many professional athletes.Especially the baseball club (rigid baseball club)Metropolitan University Baseball FederationIn 2014, he was promoted to the first division of the 1 Spring League, and in 2016, he won the first victory of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area Baseball League Autumn League match, the 12thKanto Area University Baseball ChampionshipFirst appearance, first victory,The 47th Meiji Shrine Baseball TournamentHe achieved the feat of first appearance runner-up.

*Strengthening designated club

Other features

  • The name of "Sakurabirin" isOberlin CollegeDerived from (Oberlin College).Oberlin College is a pastor and educatorJohann Friedrich Oberin(Johann Friedrich Oberlin)'s willing school, the founder of the schoolYasuzo ShimizuWhen,Ikuko ShimizuWas studying abroad.Universities often use "Oberinner" as an official name to refer to students and alumni.
  • English notation is "JF OBERLIN UNIVERSITY, "Sakura Mibayashi" in JapaneseRomajiThe notation is "OBIRIN".


  • 1946- Sakurabirin GakuenWas established,High schoolAnd EnglishMajorEstablished.
  • 1947 --Opened Sakuramibayashi Junior High School.
  • 1948-Abolished High School and opened Sakuramibayashi High School.
  • 1950-Abolished the English courseObirin Junior CollegeEstablished (English English Department, Practical English Course)
  • 1955-to junior collegeDivision of Home EconomicsExpansion.
  • 1966- Oberlin UniversityEstablished (Faculty of Letters, Department of English, English and American Literature, Department of Chinese and Chinese Literature).
  • 1968 --Faculty of Economics opened (Department of Economics), Oberin Kindergarten opened.
  • 1972 --The Department of Commerce is added to the Faculty of Economics.
  • 1989-Opened the Faculty of International Studies (Department of International Studies), renamed the Department of Home Economics, Junior College to the Department of Lifestyle and Culture.
  • 1993-Graduate SchoolMasterEstablished a course (Graduate School of International Studies, Department of International Relations, Department of Pacific Rim Culture).
  • 1995-Graduate SchoolDoctorEstablished the second semester (Graduate School of International Studies, Department of International Relations, Department of Pacific Rim Culture).
  • 1997 --Established Faculty of Business Policy (Department of Business Management).
  • 2000 --The Department of Language and Communication, the Department of Health Psychology, and the Department of Comprehensive Cultural Studies were added to the Faculty of Letters, and recruitment of the Department of Life and Cultural Studies at junior colleges was suspended.
  • 2001-University administration major and language education major added to the master's program of the Graduate School of International Studies.
  • 2002-The Graduate School of International Studies, Master's Program in Human Sciences, and Master's Program in Gerontology.
  • 2004-Gerontology major in the doctoral program of the Graduate School of International Studies, and university administration major in the correspondence system.
  • 2005 --The Department of Comprehensive Cultural Studies, Faculty of Letters was spun off and the Comprehensive Cultural Studies Group was established.Another course)Installation.
  • 2006-Faculty of Letters, Department of Health Psychology and Faculty of Business Policy, Faculty of Hospitality are integrated to establish the Faculty of Health and Welfare.JF Oberlin UniversityConfucius InstituteSettings.
  • 2007-Faculty of Letters, Faculty of Economics, and Faculty of International StudiesLiberal ArtsSchool group established.Film specialization established in the comprehensive cultural chemistry group, business management school business management schoolCabin attendantCourse setting.
  • 2008-Reorganized graduate school ,.Addition of aviation management school to business management school.Business Management School Cabin Attendant Course transferred to Aviation Management School.Established a flight operation course in the aviation management department.Teacher license renewal classSet up a center.
  • 2009- Stanford UniversityConcluded an academic agreement with.Partially reorganized the graduate school.In addition, the Graduate School of Language Education, the Graduate School of Psychology, and the Graduate School of Business Administration have been added to the graduate school.
  • 2013 --Renamed from General Culture Group to Art Culture Group.
  • 2016-Established Global Communication Studies Group.University of AlcalaConcluded an international academic / educational cooperation agreement with.
  • 2017 --The capacity of the arts and culture group has increased from 250 to 400, and the specialized courses have been reorganized accordingly.A new Visual Arts specialization was established by integrating the video specialization and the modeling design specialization.In addition, there will be 3 majors, including theater / dance and music.
  • 2018 --Practical psychology course opened in the Department of Psychiatric Social Welfare.Separated into a mental health and welfare course and a practical psychology course.
  • 2019-Shinjuku-ku, TokyoNational Science MuseumOpened Shinjuku Campus on the site of Shinjuku Annex, and moved Business Management School and Graduate School of Business Administration from Machida Campus.
  • 2020 --Opened the Tokyo Hinatayama Campus on the site of the former Honmachida Nishi Elementary School and former Honmachida Junior High School in Machida City, Tokyo, and moved the arts and culture group from the Machida Campus.Established a new aviation and management school.Business Management School Aviation Management School After transferring the flight operation course, we also opened an air traffic control course, a maintenance management course, and an airport management course.The flight training center in Tama Academy Hills will be used as the main base.
  • 2021-The 100th anniversary of Sakurabirin Gakuen.A gallery building, a theater, and a music hall will be built on the Tokyo Hinatayama campus.The liberal arts school group has been reorganized, and four new areas are established: social area, natural area, humanities area, and integrated area.Each of the traditional majors will be divided into their respective areas and reorganized from the conventional 4 majors to 33 majors.Graduate School of International Studies, Graduate School of University Administration (including correspondence course), Graduate School of Geriatrics, Graduate School of Psychology, Graduate School of Business Administration, Graduate School of Language Education were abolished, and a new Graduate School of International Studies was established. We plan to introduce the first degree program system at a private university.

Education and research organization

School group / department

There is no faculty, and the organization for students is a school group (department and specialization), and the organization for faculty members is "academic".

School group

Organizational unitOverview

Liberal Arts School

"By touching diverse knowledge beyond academic barriers, we will train human resources who not only have advanced specialized knowledge but also have a broad perspective. We have 33 major programs and more than 750 subjects to cover all areas of academics. There is an environment where you can study freely across the board. While learning a well-educated and advanced specialized field, you will naturally have comprehensive and deep thinking, flexible, accurate and wide-ranging ideas, and rich humanity pottery. I will keep up with myself. "
Business Management SchoolIt consists of two schools, the Business Management School and the Aviation Management School.Only business management departments can register for minor majors in other school groups.
School of Business Management
Business program
Tourism / Hospitality / Entertainment Business Courses, Distribution / Marketing Courses, International Finance Business Courses, ICT Business Courses
Management program
Business Strategy / Management Courses, Accounting Finance Courses, Economics / Law Courses, Information / Environment Courses
Aviation Management School
It consists of two courses, an airline business course and an airline hospitality course, but each major has a limited number of students, and applicants for the major have a selection test in the second semester (first year fall semester).There are many subjects that can be taken by other students, but the major is only major and there are no minors.
Airline Business Course
Airline Hospitality Course
Flight operation (pilot training) course
It was transferred to the aviation and management school group in April 2020 due to the establishment of the school group.
Health and Welfare School
Health science specialization
Psychiatric social welfare specialization
There are two courses, a mental health and welfare course and a practical psychology course, and the mental health and welfare course has no minors and only majors.
Social welfare specialization
Childcare specialization
Only majors, no minors.
Art and Culture Group(Renamed from the General Culture Group)2000Also a playwright and directorHirata Oriza,Literary Theater OfYoshisada SakaguchiBased on the Department of Comprehensive Cultural Studies, Faculty of Letters, JF Oberlin University, which was established mainly by the above, it was reorganized into the Comprehensive Cultural Studies Group, and it is classified into three types: drama major, modeling major, and music major. There is almost no distinction between them, and it is possible to select all subjects.After changing to the arts and culture group, it will be classified into four types: theater major, music major, modeling design major, and movie major, but it will continue.Liberal ArtsIn addition to advocating the spirit of the university and not dividing the course within the specialization, it is possible to study with a view to the entire art field by taking courses beyond the specialization.
As an activity specializing in theater, there is the JF Oberlin University Performing Arts Program [OPAP], which aims to perform high-level works that go beyond the framework of student theater and can be appreciated by the general audience.Performances are mainly held annually at Prunus Hall in PFC, and once a year, "GALA Obirin" is held every year as a performing arts festival. In 2013Tamagawa University,Tama Art University, Toho Gakuen College of Art,Nihon UniversityEstablished the Tokyo Theater University Federation at 5 universities.

Minor registration is not possible for students from other schools in any of the following three majors, but instead registration for a culture management course is possible.In addition, the culture management course is only minor and there is no major, and there is only a small description in the course guide and it is not announced on the homepage of the school group.

Theater and dance specialization
Music specialization
Visual Arts Specialization
Newly established in 2017 by integrating the conventional video specialization and modeling design specialization.
Global Communication Studies"Language" is indispensable for playing an active part in the international community.

"Study abroad" to gain a global perspective by experiencing the differences in values ​​and customs while practicing the foreign language you have learned.

Furthermore, after returning from study abroad, "leadership" is cultivated while working hard with foreign students through "Global Studies" subjects and group projects.

The four-year curriculum of the Global Communication Studies Group condenses what is needed for global human resources.There are English specialization, Chinese specialization, and Japanese specialization, but in principle, you cannot select the language specialization that you are your mother tongue.

English specialization
Highly evaluated as "Sakura Mibayashi in English", the educational know-how cultivated since the foundation of the university is the base of education.

On top of that, we have built an environment unique to the Global Communication Studies Group, such as teaching in English only (direct method), introducing cutting-edge educational methods, and enhancing out-of-class learning.Students in English-speaking countries whose mother tongue is English cannot be selected.

Chinese specialization
Students whose mother tongue is Chinese cannot be selected.
Japanese specialization
Students whose mother tongue is Japanese cannot be selected.
Global liberal arts specialization
This is a specialization unique to JF Oberlin University, which has abundant resources and know-how regarding the acquisition of English, Chinese, and Japanese, and is positioned as a further development of the above three specializations.

It is not possible to select at the time of admission, and it is possible to take courses only if the prescribed course requirements are met in any of the above three specializations.


  • Japanese Language and Culture Institute (International Student Special Course)
  • Oberlin UniversityConfucius Institute(Chinese special course)

graduate School

Organizational unitOverview
Graduate School of International Studies
International Studies
Master's program
Department of International Cooperation
Master's Course
Department of International Humanities and Social Sciences
Doctoral Program
Graduate School of Business Administration
Business Administration
Master's Course
Graduate School of Language Education
Japanese major
Master's Course
English education major
Master's Course
Graduate School of Psychology
Department of Clinical Psychology
Master's Course
Department of Health Psychology
Master's Course
Graduate School of AdministrationSchool course
University Administration Major
Master's Course

Graduate School of Administration

Correspondence course
University Administration Major
Master's Course
Graduate School of Gerontology
Gerontology major
Master's and Doctoral programs

Attached facility

  • Research Organization
    • Comprehensive Research Division (SDG's in Academia, UNAI UN Academic Impact, ASPIRE: Action by Students to Promote Innovation and Reform through Education Practical Research Project, etc.)
    • Global Studies Research Division (SDG's in Academia / Society 5.0 Policy Science Institute, etc.)
    • University of Human Arts and Sciences (Positive Psychology Research Institute, Gerontology Research Institute, etc.)
    • Business Science Research Division (Business Science Institute, Japan-China Business Salon, etc.)
    • Arts and Culture Promotion and Research Division (Performing Arts Institute, etc.)
    • Education Future Promotion / Research Division (Education Future Research Project, etc.)

Affiliated center

  • Sports Promotion Center
  • Qualification / Teacher Center

Overseas offices

  • JF Oberlin University Beijing Office
  • Sakurabirin Gakuen American Foundation (OGFA) Office
  • Flight Operations Florida Office
  • Flight Operations Arizona Office
  • Stanford UniversityJF Oberlin University Research Space
  • UlaanbaatarOffice(Mongolia

Agreements with other universities


  • Western Metropolitan Area University Credit Transfer Agreement
  • Public Interest Incorporated Association Academic / Cultural / Industrial Network Tama Member School


"JF Oberlin-Stanford University Academic Research and Education Exchange Agreement" was signed.

Based on this agreement, the "JF Oberlin University Stanford Research Space" was established on the premises of Stanford University.

"JF Oberlin-Alcalá University International Academic and Educational Cooperation Agreement" has been signed.

Schools with international agreements

As of May 2015, 5, there are 1 countries / regions, 29 universities, and 143 organizations.The main universities are as follows.

Affiliated school

University personnel and organizations

Evaluation from companies

Evaluation from HR personnel

  • 2021Nihon Keizai ShimbunNikkei HR"Image survey from the perspective of corporate personnel personnel" conducted by[8](allListed companiesAccording to a survey of 4,850 personnel managers from some of the leading unlisted companies, JF Oberlin University asked about the image of the university from the students hired between April 2019 and March 4. , "National Comprehensive" 2021 Universities[9]20th place in the middle[8]Was ranked in.


  1. ^ "History”(Japanese). Sakurabirin Gakuen. 2020/1/24Browse.
  2. ^ "Philosophy / Founding Spirit”(Japanese). Sakurabirin Gakuen. 2020/1/24Browse.
  3. ^ "Philosophy / Founding Spirit”(Japanese). Sakurabirin Gakuen. 2020/1/24Browse.
  4. ^ "Educational features”(Japanese). Oberlin University. 2020/1/24Browse.
  5. ^ Foreign language education
  6. ^ Open University 28 Credit Transfer Guide
  7. ^ "Educational features”(Japanese). Oberlin University. 2020/1/24Browse.
  8. ^ a b "<< Nikkei HR >> University image survey from the perspective of corporate personnel personnel "Job hunting ranking"”. As of May 2021, 6オ リ ジ ナ ルMore archives.2021/7/18Browse.
  9. ^ "Number of universities in Japan 2021 universities in 788 (PDF) "This Month's Perspective" No. 172, Obunsha Education Information Center, April 2021, 4,2021/7/18Browse.

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Meiji Jingu Stadium

The original notation is "Meiji GodpalaceBaseball field"is. The title given to this article isTechnical limitationsorArticle name restrictionsIs inaccurate due to.

Meiji Jingu Stadium(Meiji Jingu Yakyujo) isTokyoShinjuku ward OfMeiji Jingu GaienLocated inBaseball field.

The owner isReligious corporationMeiji JinguAnd thenJingu Stadium(Jingukyujo) "[2] Or "ShogunIs known by the common name. Here, in addition to the main stadium, it is adjacentJingu Second Stadium(andMeiji Jingu Gaien Golf Practice GroundWest practice field) is also touched on.


1926(TaishoSince opening in 15 years)Amateur baseballInCollege baseballUsed for many years as the main stadium ofTokyo Roku University BaseballIn addition,Toto University BaseballIt has been used to this day mainly in the first division league and qualification matches.

Otherhigh school baseball OfEast Tokyo TournamentandWest Tokyo Games, Autumn tournament (all after the semi-final),All Japan University Baseball Championship,Meiji Shrine Baseball TournamentIn addition,Adult baseball(JABA Tokyo Sponichi Tournament.. in the pastCity competition baseball tournament, Even now, the second qualifying round in Tokyo), amateur tournaments such as the Japan Little Senior All Japan Championship are being held.In JapanHanshin Koshien StadiumAlong with that, it is also a baseball stadium that is said to be a "sacred place for baseball."

Initially for amateurs onlyProfessional baseballAlthough it was not approved for use in official games, it was gradually eased and as of 2021Tokyo Yakult Swallows Private stadiumIt is used as a (baseball stadium).

The original notation is "Meiji Jingu Baseball Stadium", which does not include the middle line between "Ru" and "Miya" (the character signboard of the stadium name on the front entrance is this notation), but in generalCommon kanji"Miya" is used (the same applies to the official stadium website).

As will be described laterNational Stadium,Chichibunomiya Rugby FieldThere is also a second stadium (no longer in use), which is a characteristic location where top-level competitions are held in each competition.


From construction to prewar

The Jingu Stadium was completed1926(Taisho 15). At Meijijingu GaienMeiji Jingu Gaien Stadium(1958ToNational Stadium Kasumigaoka Athletics StadiumWas renovated to nowNational StadiumIs being built. ) And other sports facilities were built. At that time, the total construction cost was 53 yen, of which 48 yen was spent, and the Tokyo Big5 Baseball League donated XNUMX yen to this construction. The site construction work was started1925In December (Taisho 14), the groundbreaking ceremony was held in January of the following year, and the completion ceremony was held on October 12, and the regent Hirohito (later)Emperor Showa)WhenHanin PalaceWas present, and as the first match, a red and white match between Tokyo vs. Yokohama secondary school representatives and Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League was held. Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League has been used in some league games since the fall of this year.1927(ShowaFrom 2nd year), the Intercity Baseball Tournament was started at this stadium.

In the Edo period, long before it was built, it was the residence "Aoyama Kogacho" where the Koga people "Hundred people" used in the Edo Shogunate lived. It is said that there were Yoriki, a concentric mansion, a shooting range, etc., and the place where the shooting range was was just in front of the outfield light. The place where the ninja head Takamine family's mansion was located corresponds to the current clubhouse[3].

Early raceDue to lack of capacity due to1931In (Showa 6), the Tokyo Big55 Baseball League paid a construction cost of 29,000 yen to expand the infield and outfield stands, and the outer shape became the current shape except for the front of the stadium. XNUMX people[4] From 58,000 people (Norizo ​​MatsuuchiIn the live announcement of, you can see the expression "6 spectators, packed in the infield and outfield stands")[5] Is increasing. From this year, Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League will hold all league games at Jingu Stadium.1932In (Showa 7), the league match of the Tohto University Baseball League began to be held.

Before the war, it was regarded as a "sacred place for amateur baseball" due to the background of its construction and the style of being managed and operated by Meiji Jingu, and there was an atmosphere that the use of professional baseball was out of the question.Yomiuri ShimbunPresident'sMasataro MatsuriIs an all-Japan team (later) with the intention of becoming a professional in the futureYomiuri GiantsOrganize)1934(Showa 9)米 国Major LeagueInvited match was held at Jingu Stadium. Positive power will be in February of the following yearRight wingThe criminal said in an interrogation that "Yomiuri invited an American baseball team to use the sacred Jingu Stadium".Emperor Organization TheoryListed with support.

Before and after World War II

Sino-Japanese warAfter the outbreak1938Immediately after the completion of the Intercity Baseball Tournament in (Showa 13)Korakuen StadiumMoved the venue to1943(Showa 18)Pacific WarDue to the intensification ofMinistry of EducationDue to the notification from, both Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League and Tohto have been dissolved.1945(Showa 20) In May,U.S. ForcesbyTokyo air raidIt was damaged by the (Yamanote air raid), and a part of it collapsed due to the fire.

Japan's defeatLater, it was requisitioned by the US Army, the Japanese occupation army, and used under the name "Stateside Park" as a stadium dedicated to the Allied Forces.

Even so, in 1945 (Showa 20), the year of the end of the war, it was opened to the use of Japanese people, and the Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League OB Red and White Match, All Waseda-Keio Match,Professional baseball east-west competitionEtc. were done. Of these, the East-West competitionProfessional baseballThis is the first professional match held at the stadium after its inauguration.1946From (Showa 21), Tokyo Big1952 Baseball League and Tohto have been revived, and games at Jingu Stadium were not allowed in the spring, but some games have been open since the fall. One of the reasons why the requisition continued until 1 was that the University of Tokyo, which had trained imperialists, was not allowed to use the stadium.[Source required].

From May to June 1946 (Showa 21), restoration work was carried out by the Allied Forces, new lighting equipment was installed, and natural grass was laid in the infield. At this time, the stadium's first official professional baseball game,All Japan University Baseball ChampionshipThe predecessor of the university baseball championship, the first professional baseballJapan Championship SeriesRound 1 (the name at that time was the "Japan World Series") is being held. Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball LeagueKamiigusa StadiumI was playing a league match in combination with1950(25) It is allowed to hold all games from autumn. However, the requisition by the Allied Forces was canceled and it was returned to Meiji Jingu.San Francisco TreatyIs about to come into effect1952(Showa 27) It was March.

To the home of professional baseball teams

After the Allied forces lifted the requisition, the infield natural grass and lighting were removed, and the back net was placed in the back row.1953Broadcasting started from (Showa 28)tv setBroadcast seats are newly established.1962The second stadium was completed on the site of the sumo stadium.

It will be closed from 1962 (Showa 37)Komazawa baseball fieldAs an alternative toToeiFlyers (currentlyHokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters) Started using, then1964From Korakuen Stadium in 39National railwaySwallows (currentlyTokyo Yakult Swallows) Has been relocated to replace Toei. Although the student baseball world strongly opposed these movements, they were eventually accepted (see details).Later).

Successive repairs

In 1962, when Toei started using it, an extension behind the back net and a new night game facility were installed.Lucky zoneIt has been refurbished to meet professional standards such as the installation of. further1967In (Showa 42), a major renovation was carried out to bring it closer to the standard stadium at that time, such as moving the home base. Since then, it has been renovated many times, and individual seats, artificial turf grounds, lighting towers, electric scoreboards, etc. have been incorporated.

From the perspective of prioritizing profits, the fence advertisement, which was once abolished in 1981, was later restarted. There are also movements such as holding large-scale events such as concerts.

There is an opinion that high-profit professional baseball should be prioritized over student baseball, which is declining in popularity, but the policy of prioritizing student baseball has been maintained only by changing the priority (details are detailed).Later).2007(Heisei19 years)May 11After that, a large-scale renovation work was carried out.2008(20)May 3The completion ceremony was held at. The scoreboard was made into a full-color freeboard, the field was expanded, and the scoreboard was replaced with long-pile artificial turf. The total construction cost is about 15 billion yen.

2011From the (23) season, the ball count display method has been changed from the "SBO" (strike, ball, out from the top) order that was traditionally used in Japan to the "BSO" order that complies with international rules. The count display of this stadium isComputer graphicsBecause it uses (Later) Display part (hardware) Does not need to be repairedsoftwareIt corresponded by the update of. In the same year, special wooden deck-style seats were set up in the infield seats and in 2013 in the outfield seats.

From 2013 off, we will carry out repair of old parts of the stand and earthquake-resistant reinforcement work in a three-year plan.[6].. The contractorAndo Hazama.. The construction will be limited to the off-season (second half of the year) so that it can be used continuously for baseball games, and when it is fully completed in March 2016.Seismic Retrofit Promotion ActReceives seismic certification based on. The first period (1) is the infield front stand (excluding the roof), the second period (excluding the roof)2014Degree) is the roof of the infield stand on the 1st and 3rd base side and the front stand, the 3rd period (2015Degree) will repair the outfield seats. In addition, the exterior walls will be repaired in sequence according to the seismic reinforcement work. The front stand is partly made of earthquake-resistant reinforced walls, so it has a long history and uses a wall made of durable brick material. The large roof of the front stand will be changed from iron to Teflon tent membrane.

In addition, when the current steel frame is reinforced, the large roof of the front stand will block the view from the second floor seats, so the steel frame will be replaced and repaired. By using a Teflon film from the iron plate that has been used so far to reduce the weight of the roof, the shape will be such that it can be pumped up with the minimum number of structural members.

Rebuilding plan

The current stadium is over 90 years old, and aging and seismic reinforcement are issues, and as mentioned above, construction is carried out according to a three-year plan from 2013 (other than the above)2015The artificial turf has been re-covered in Japan), but since around 2013,TokyoHas come up with a plan to redevelop Jingu Gaien since 2021[7] Said several media outlets. As of 2013, when this report was made, discussions with landowners were still in progress.

2015May 4,2020 Tokyo Olympics and ParalympicsAfter the event, as part of the redevelopment to make Meijijingu Gaien a sacred place for sports, the proximityChichibunomiya Rugby Field(Across the ward boundaryMinato-kuThe plan to build a new stadium by exchanging land with (in) was revealed.

As a plan, the current rugby field will be removed and dismantled before the Tokyo tournament, and will be temporarily used as a parking lot during the event. After the tournament, the construction of the new stadium will be officially started, and the current Jingu stadium will be removed and dismantled after completion. In addition, the policy is to build a new rugby field on the site of the current Jingu Stadium.[8].

In addition, the second stadium is also scheduled to be dismantled for redevelopment, and a new stadium is planned to be constructed so that baseball and rugby can be held as much as possible without delay during construction.[9].

After that, in July 2017, it became clear that adjustments were being made in the direction of rebuilding Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium and Jingu Stadium in that order, changing the order from the original plan.[10].

And own the Jingu Stadium on February 2019, 2Meiji Jingu, Owns Chichibunomiya Rugby StadiumJapan Sports Promotion Center,ITOCHU Corporation,Mitsui FudosanA basic agreement was signed for the redevelopment of the Jingu Gaien district, where the Jingu Stadium and Chichibu Palace Rugby Stadium will be exchanged and redeveloped. Jingu Second Stadium will be dismantled in 4 following the 2020 Tokyo Games, and construction of a new rugby field will begin in 2021.After 2022, when the construction of the new rugby field is completed, the current Chichibumiya rugby field will be dismantled and a new baseball field will be built on the site.After 2024, when the new baseball stadium is completed, the current Jingu Stadium will be demolished to increase the number of spectator seats in the rugby field, and the redevelopment of the Jingu Gaien area was originally planned for 2027.However, due to a review of the plan, the construction period of the new rugby field was changed from 2030 to 2023, the construction of the new baseball field started in 2026, completed in 2028, and the use of the new baseball field started in 2031. That is scheduled.For this reason, the completion time of the entire redevelopment will be changed to 2032 with a delay of about 5 years.

Chronological Table

  • 1926(Taisho15 years) --Completed in October. Started using the Tokyo Big10 Baseball League.
  • 1927(Showa2 years) --RiceNigro LeagueA Japan-US friendly match with the selection will be held.Biz McKeeHit the stadium's first home run. Also from this year1937The Intercity Baseball Tournament was held until (Showa 12).
  • 1931(Showa 6) --Completion of stand extension work. For the first timeBack screenAdopted.
  • 1932(Showa 7) --Started using the Tohto University Baseball League.
  • 1934(Showa 9) --Held as a Japan-US Friendship TournamentAmericaMajor LeagueSelected team and All Japan team (Yomiuri GiantsJingu Stadium is used for the first time by professionals in the battle of (prototype).
  • 1943(Showa 18) --Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League and Tohto are dissolved. League match suspended.
  • 1945(20) --Partially damaged by air raid. After the end of the warU.S. ForcesRequisitioned and renamed "STATESIDE PARK".
  • 1946(Showa 21) --Repair work carried out. Uchino Natural turf and lighting equipment completed. Resumed use of Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League from the fall season.
  • 1948(Showa 23) --First professional baseball game[11](Venus StarsversusChunichi DragonsBattle) and college baseball championship deciding match (2nd, etc.)1951(Until (Showa 26)) Held.
  • 1950(Showa 25)- 1 timesJapan seriesRound 1 (Orions every dayversusShochiku RobinsBattle) will be held.
  • 1952(Showa 27) --Returned to Meiji Jingu. Uchino Natural turf and lighting equipment removed.The 1st All Japan University Baseball ChampionshipHeld (held every year thereafter).
  • 1958(Showa 33) --Scoreboard repair.
  • 1962(Showa 37)- Toei FlyersStarted to use (1980(Until 55)).Lucky zoneAppears only when professional baseball is held. Back net back stand expansion. Lighting equipment was completed in June of the same year.
  • 1964(Showa 39)- Korakuen StadiumMoved moreJNR Swallows OfPrivate stadiumWill be. Toei Flyers has virtually moved to Korakuen Stadium.
  • 1965(40) --Lucky zone fixed, wire mesh fence installed inside the conventional concrete fence.
  • 1967(Showa 42) --Reconstruction of the stand ground. Reduced ground (partially expanded), abolished lucky zone.
  • 1969(Showa 44) --Fence advertisement installed.
  • 1970(Showa 45) --Abolition of wire mesh fence. Stick rubber on the concrete fence.The 1th Meiji Shrine Baseball TournamentHeld (held every year thereafter).
  • 1972(Showa 47)- The 1st USA-Japan Collegiate Baseball World ChampionshipHeld (held irregularly thereafter).
  • 1973(Showa 48)- Lotte OrionsUsed as part of the sponsored game (1977(Until 52)).
  • 1975(50) --Improved lighting tower lamp.
  • 1976(51) --As a match to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the completion of Jingu Stadium, a match between Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League and Totoiryo University was held.
  • 1978(53) --Completed outfield seat repair work. Changed lawn seats to plastic seats.Yakult SwallowsIs the first league champion. However, this yearJapan seriesWas not held (followingreference).
  • 1980(55) --Completed the electric scoreboard and installed a signboard advertisement. Foul ground artificial turf is laid. The arcade part is painted.May 8, 60st to commemorate the 1th anniversary of Meiji JinguJingu Gaien Fireworks FestivalIs held (held every year thereafter).
  • 1981(Showa 56) --Fence advertisement deleted. Changed the fence to dark green.
  • 1982(57) --Artificial turf was laid on the fair ground. Change the fence to blue. As a Kokera Otoshi box office, a confrontation between Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League and Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League was held. Base base from black soilAntokerchange to.
  • 1983(58) --Changed mound and bullpen to cinder track. Behind the netBridgestoneElectric advertisement installation.
  • 1985(60) --Reconstruction of 4 lighting towers on the infield side.
  • 1986(61) --Two outfield lighting towers were rebuilt.
  • 1987(62) --New outfield seats and toilets for people with disabilities.
  • 1988(63) --Changed the height of the mound in response to some changes in baseball rules. At the same time, the artificial turf has been completely replaced.
  • 1989(Showa 64HeiseiXNUMXst year) --Changed the paint color of the foul pole from yellow to white.
  • 1992(4) --The Japan Series sponsored by Yakult Swallows was held for the first time at this stadium and was held in a day game. Student baseball is played as a night game.
  • 1993(5) --Replacement of artificial turf in the infield area. The chair in the infield seat is replaced with a foldable one.
  • 1995(7) --Repaired the scoreboard and installed a color vision. Added a 1.5m wire mesh fence to the top of the outfield fence.
  • 1996(8) --As a match to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the completion of Jingu Stadium, a match between Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League and Totoiryo University was held.
  • 2001(13) --With the renovation of the infield fence, the metal fittings for installing the support stand for university baseball are integrated with the fence support (the owner of the support stand isTokyo Roku University Cheerleaders Federation).
  • 2003(15) --Replacement of artificial turf in the infield area.
  • 2005(17)-1thNippon Life Celebrity Exchange Battle(Yakult Swallows vs.Fukuoka Softbank HawksWar) Opening game held[Note 2].
  • 2006(18) --Advertising changed significantly.May 11, To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the founding of Meijijingu Gaien, Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball LeagueTokyo Yakult SwallowsHeld a professional / amateur exchange game.
  • 2008(20) --Full scoreboardLEDConversion, ground expansion, introduction of long pile artificial turf.
  • 2011(23) --At the infield standWood deckTone special seat "Tip"Dream seat" is installed.
  • 2013(25) --Wood deck-style special seats on the outfield stand "Seven-Eleven"Deck sheet" is installed. Repair and seismic reinforcement work started from off.
  • 2015(27) --Replaced with improved long pile artificial turf[12].
  • 2016(28) --Repair and seismic reinforcement work completed.
  • 2020(Reiwa 2nd year) -Renovated lighting equipment to a high color rendering LED floodlight[13][14].
Meiji Jingu Stadium as of February 2019, 31 (Heisei 2)

Professional baseball

Toei → Nittaku Home → Use of Nippon Ham

1961(Showa 36), Toei Flyers (currently: Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters) Was the homeKomazawa baseball fieldBut,Tokyo OlympicsWith the holding of (1964)TokyoWas asked to return the land, so it was closed. While searching for the next base, Toei offered to the Meiji Jingu side to use the second stadium, which was under construction next to the Jingu stadium. I approached the city that made the cause of what was once refused, and in the endPrioritize when a student baseball game is held, On condition that a night game will be played from June to September, etc.1962It was approved to use the Jingu Stadium. It is just a temporary measure, and Korakuen StadiumTokyo stadiumIn combination with (completed in June 1962), nearly half of the sponsored games were held at Jingu, effectivelyPrivate stadiumIt was said. Although Jingu had many games by stadium, this is the current number of games that more than half are required to be held.Japan Professional Baseball AgreementThe number of games is not recognized in (1962: 32 games in Jingu, 24 games in Korakuen, 3 games in Tokyo, 6 other games, 1963: 31 games in Jingu, 26 games in Korakuen, 18 games in Tokyo).

Toei, who won the Pacific League championship that yearJapan series-Hanshin TigersTwo games, the third and fourth games, will be held out of the three games hosted by the game. There is also an agreement to prioritize student baseball in Round 3Korakuen StadiumIt was held in. Also1963(Showa 38) Sponsored by the Tokyo OlympicsCharityWith the subtitleAll star gamesWas held for the first time.

1964Since (39), the National Railways Swallows officially made the Jingu Stadium a dedicated stadium, so Toei held games mainly at Korakuen Stadium, which has plenty of time to spare (Korakuen 46 games, Jingu 25 games, and 3 other games). ), Next1965From (40), Korakuen Stadium was officially replaced as a dedicated stadium.However, while reducing the number of games in stages, Nittaku Home Flyers (1973) → Nippon-Ham Fighters (1974) After changing the team name to1980It was used as a quasi-base until (55).

After that, in the Interleague Play, which has been held since 2005, it may be used in a visitor game sponsored by Yakult.

JNR → Sankei → Atoms → Yakult's home

1963In the season of (Showa 38),Korakuen StadiumWas a dedicated stadiumNational railwaySwallows (currentlyTokyo Yakult Swallows) Was also treated as a local event and held several games.

After the end of the season, the Japanese National Railways team announced their intention to make the second stadium a dedicated stadium.Sankei Shimbun-Fuji TelevisionAlthough it revealed a concrete renovation plan to make the stadium with a capacity of 30,000 people mainlyJapan Student Baseball AssociationExpressed the opposite intention. Furthermore, rumors that student baseball will be expelled from Jingu Stadium in the future and will be expelled to the second stadium became a problem in the Diet's Education Committee, and even right-wing groups intervened.Hitoshi ImamuraIt is said that even a former army general was carried out in a movement against the advancement of Jingu professional baseball. In the end, the use of the second stadium was rejected and the renovation work was done because the manager wanted to dedicate the second stadium to amateurs and it was already impossible to secure expansion land to meet the stadium facilities required by professionals. It was interrupted in the first phase of construction. Instead, as a dedicated stadium for the Japanese National Railways1964From the season of (39), the Jingu Stadium was allowed to be used all year round.

This was because Fuji TV, which actually ran the national railway, was not given the right to broadcast the Korakuen Stadium (which was monopolized by Nippon Television regardless of the sponsoring team, but in 1962 Komazawa Due to the abolition of the stadium, NET TV was allowed to be broadcast only in Toei-sponsored games), and Fuji TV wanted to strengthen the TV broadcast of the National Railways War.[15].. Opposition to professional use did not disappear immediately, and in February 1965, the House of Representatives Physical Education Promotion Special CommitteeLDP OfShuji KawasakiA member of the Diet asked, "If it is difficult to maintain the economics of the outer garden, it may be a national baseball stadium. Also, there may be a way to finance outside without lending it to a professional baseball team." On the committeeAichi KoichiConservative lawmakers have expressed opposition in the Diet, such as the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology saying, "We cannot welcome it as a base for professional baseball."[16].

Although the Japanese National Railways made Jingu Stadium a dedicated stadium for the first time in a professional baseball team, the stadium side was required to give priority to student baseball as well as Toei. Therefore, the day game at Jingu is usually limited to the time when student baseball is not played (early April, late June, mid-August, early September) (for August).2012I didn't do it voluntarily because of the heat2013Since then, there have been several games in which day games are organized in the form of dusk starting at 17:2015. In 7, there will be a dusk day game that starts at 17:XNUMX in July).2004It was held in late May every year until (16)Chiba Marine StadiumThe official game at Jingu will be held at the same timeEarly raceThis is in consideration of holding the event. Generally, in professional baseball, pre-match practice is performed on the ground of the stadium, but in Jingu Stadium, when a student baseball game is held during the day, it is practiced using the soft baseball stadium or indoor practice stadium outside the outfield side. ..2008Until (20), the match start time was also staggered (see details).Later).

1978In (53), Yakult Swallows (1974Changed name to) won the league title for the first time, but Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League was given priority.Japan series(versusHankyuThe battle) was held at Korakuen Stadium. After that, in coordination with the Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League and the Toto University Baseball League,1992And the next1993 Japan Series(Both Yakult-SeibuIn the war), Yakult's home game was held for the first time at Jingu Stadium (day game. Along with this, college baseball held a night game). Since then, all Yakult games in the Japan Series have been held at Jingu.1992There is an episode that a much larger number of spectators watched the game of the six universities because the baseball game of the six universities was held immediately after the award ceremony of the Japan Series.1995Since (7), the Japan Series has been held as a night game, so college baseball is being held as a day game as during the season. Besides this1970 eraUntil the beginning, due to the schedule with college baseball,Digestive matchCan't be done at JinguKawasaki StadiumAnd Tokyo Stadium,Yokohama Park Peace Baseball Stadium(CurrentYokohama Stadium) Is borrowed.

Jingu Stadium is the home of Yakult, but in the past there were many fans of the visitor team. Left stands are filled with fans of the visitor team in most games, especiallyHanshin TigersIt was not uncommon for visitors to occupy the majority of even the light stands in the year when they were fighting for the championship until the end of the game.Atsushi FurutaWas promoted under the slogan "Let's fill the Jingu with Yakult fans" such as changing the name to "Tokyo" Yakult Swallows and renewing the uniform when he took office as the director.F-PROJECTThis situation is one of the reasons for its establishment. Partly because of that, in recent years there have been games where Yakult cheering seats can be placed on the left side, and it is not uncommon for Yakult fans to fill the stands.

Use of Lotte

1972(Showa 47) OffTokyo stadiumLost its home base due to the closure ofLotte OrionsIt is,Shoichi KanedaDuring his tenure as a director1973From (Showa 48)Kawasaki StadiumThe previous year when it officially moved to1977Until (52), a part of the official competition was held at Jingu Stadium.

At the time of 1973, Lotte intended to hold about 20 games a year at the stadium from the viewpoint of securing the number of games in Tokyo. However, even though we negotiated with the Yakult Baseball League, the Tokyo Big6 Baseball League, and the Tohto University Baseball League, we couldn't come to terms with each other, and we had to hold only 10 games a year (the number increased to XNUMX after that).[17](After that, although it decreased once to 1974 games in 4, it increased slightly to 1975 games in 6 and 1976 games in 8. In 1977, the largest 12 games were played during the gypsy period).

Lotte was in the Pacific League (first half) in 1973南海And a fierce battle for victory. June pair that won the championshipNitaku HomeIn the three consecutive games, as many as 3 fans per game tried to see the moment of winning Lotte, but Lotte unfortunately missed the previous term victory (about Lotte at this time)Gypsy lotteSee).

Use of DeNA

Yokohama DeNA BaystarsIs basedYokohama Stadium 2021Was postponed to2020 Tokyo Olympics OfBaseball eventSince the Yokohama Stadium cannot be used during and before and after the event, 2021May 6-30 daysPair ofChunichiWar andMay 7-4 days[18]Pair of巨人The game was held at the Jingu Stadium for the first time, including during the predecessor team era.

Priority use right

The decisive difference between Jingu Stadium and other stadiums is that student baseball (Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League and Tohto) has been granted priority use rights. This is due to the fact that the Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League has contributed and funded the construction and expansion of Jingu Stadium. There is also a historical background that the owner, Meiji Jingu, has prioritized amateur baseball. It is often misunderstood that "Jingu Stadium is the home of Swallows and college baseball is rented" like the stadium that is the home of other general professional baseball, but the Swallows side rents it. It is correct (however, many of the other baseball stadiums are not owned by the baseball team but are borrowed)[Note 3].

There have been some opinions for some time that highly profitable professional schedules should be given top priority, and with the passage of time, the decline in the popularity of college baseball as a whole has become more and more likely to support that voice, and in recent years box office revenue has increased. There is also the aspect that the university federation side has begun to make concessions to the Yakult baseball team side due to the problem of. However, the basic recognition of the Jingu Stadium side is that, from the historical background mentioned above, the Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League is still given the highest priority for the allocation of stadium use.

Meiji Jingu and Yakult baseball teams renew their contracts for using Jingu Stadium every year. This is cited as the basis for the relocation of Yakult to other areas, which is often mentioned.

Priority is given to student baseball usage quotas only when deciding the stadium usage quotas for the year, which is basically held in early spring. Throughout the year, the decisions made in early spring will be observed throughout the year. If adjustments are required at a later date due to postponement, etc., adjustments will basically be made by managing the unused and vacant dates and times.

As a representative example of this kind of misunderstanding, I would like to introduce the relationship between Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League (hereinafter referred to as “Roku University”) and Toto.

During the college baseball league match, six universities are basically assigned Saturday-Wednesday, and Tohto is assigned Thursday and Friday. Actually, Tohto is organized by the schedule of Tuesday and Wednesday, but this is between Rokudai and Tohto, which says, "On days when Rokudai does not use during the league match of Rokudai, the Tohto side may use it." It is in accordance with the conventional agreement of. Therefore, if the match of the week (including the undigested match of the previous week) is not settled by Monday due to postponement of the six universities, the date of the six universities will be changed to the next day or later. The date of the Toto will be postponed accordingly and may be changed to only Thursday and Friday at worst. There is some misunderstanding that the six universities are free to use at any time because of this postponement system. At the time of allocating the use of the stadium in advance, priority will be given to the allocation according to the league match schedule of the six universities and other usage offers from the six university federations (almost all applications for use that have been made in the past are accepted), but the league There is no priority outside the war period. Therefore, if the rookie match that is held after the league match and the league match cannot be fully digested, the six universities cannot be preferentially interrupted. The same is true for the Tohto side, and even outside the league match period, the Tohto cannot freely use Thursday and Friday. The exception is when some usage rights have been established in advance due to season-specific circumstances. An overview of the annual stadium usage schedule was published in the spring issue of the "Jingu Stadium Guidebook" for each year (discontinued).

On the day when professional baseball (held by night game) and university baseball (held during the day) are used together, the start time of the university baseball game may be 30 minutes to 1 hour earlier than usual (different measures are taken at Tokyo Big9 Baseball League and Tohto). It will be cut off XNUMX times without extension.2009From (21), the start time of the professional baseball game is 18:XNUMX even on the combined day, but until then, the game was held with a delay.1989Until (Heisei 18), it was 30:15, and the extra time was changed to XNUMX times.1990From (2)2008It started at 20:18 until (20) (18:XNUMX except for some years except for the combined day). If college baseball is prolonged, measures are taken to delay the start time of the game. In this way, the student baseball schedule has been prioritized,1985(60)May 10ToHanshin TigersOn the day of the match between Yakult and Hanshin, who decided to win the league title for the first time in 21 years, the Tohto University League match scheduled for the daytime was postponed. This was a measure taken to avoid confusion when holding a student baseball game because many Hanshin fans packed in front of the stadium from the day before, and it was unusual since the stadium started.

At Yakult, day games may be organized during the open game and in early April or early September, when student baseball games are not mainly organized in official games. Since 4, the day game at Jingu has been1991(3) and2001Only two games were held each in April of (13), but in recent years, negotiations with the university baseball side have been actively conducted, and the number of games held has increased slightly.2005(17)May 6,5 days OfTohoku Rakuten Golden EaglesBattle,May 6 OfSeibu LionsWith the war (interleague play preliminary day)May 7,3 days OfChunichi DragonsThe battle was held in a day game. Furthermore2006(18), as a result of negotiations with the university baseball side regarding the increase in the number of day games held as part of "F-PROJECT", the same as the previous yearMay 6,4 daysIn addition to that, it was the amount used in the league match of the conventional Tohto University Baseball Federation.May 5,4 daysAlso changed to a day game held (Tohto University League match held at night).

2011(23) alsoGreat East Japan EarthquakeBy energy saving and power saving measures by4If a part of the official game and Yakult-sponsored game will be played as a day game, and if it is held on the same day as a professional with the cooperation of the Tokyo Big1 Baseball League and Toto University Baseball League, the student baseball game will be one game. We reduced it (it also started at 9 am) and made it possible to hold professional baseball games in the afternoon.

2017(29)May 5-May 5 OfHanshin TigersWe decided to hold the game as a day game, and along with this, the Tohto University Baseball League's basic usage day is the above-mentioned Thursday and Friday (and Tuesday and Wednesday, which is not used by the Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League). League matchMay 5-May 5(If you get tangled in the third round or if the rain is postponedMay 5The event was held ahead of schedule on Monday and Tuesday.

When amateur baseball and professional baseball are held on the same day, the spectators are usually replaced (after all the amateur baseball spectators have participated, the professional baseball spectators are admitted). However, if there is no room to line up in Jingu Gaien due to the day of the week, the card of interest, the decision to win, etc., it is possible to let professional baseball spectators enter mainly from the outfield seats during the game. is there. As a general rule, the outfield seats are open only in the Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League match in amateur baseball.

The following is an example (with exceptional admission history in both Rokudai Baseball and Tohto University Baseball).

  • 1997(9)May 9 ――The conditions such as the match that Yakult won the championship and Sunday overlapped, and at the adjacent national stadium.Soccer France World Cup QualifyingThe Japan-Korea match is being held, and the area around Jingu has reached the point where it is said to be the highest number of people in history, so outfield unreserved guests were allowed to enter during the match at Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League. Even in six college baseballYoshinobu Takahashi(at that timeKeio University4 years)1968(43)Koichi TabuchiThere was a possibility of breaking the record of home runs in the league match (4th year of Hosei University at that time), and this also attracted a lot of customers. Takahashi is breaking the record by hitting a home run on a light stand filled with Yakult fans.
  • 2007(19)May 10 ――It was a retired commemorative match for Yakult's great meritorious Atsuya Furuta, and since it was Sunday, a large number of spectators packed up early in the morning, so I was allowed to enter during the match at Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League.

As mentioned above, from the viewpoint of fan service, the time when student baseball was not organized[Note 4]There are also day games held in Japan, but until now, the event held in August was not a day game due to heat measures.2013以後は、8月にも17時開始の薄暮開催の形でデーゲームをする試合が増えている。なお2018年は4月から6月に昼間開催を行ったほか、6月30日と7月1日には17時からの薄暮デーゲームを実施した。それ以後はすべて18時以後のナイターとなり、夏季薄暮を含めたデーゲームは行われない[Note 5].

Equipment outline

Meiji Jingu Stadium

Stadium data

  • Location --3-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
  • Completion- 1926(Taisho 15)10
  • Capacity --30,969 people (including 17 wheelchair seats)
  • Ground area-12,659m2
  • Both wings ―― 97.5m, mid-sized ―― 120m, left and right middle ―― 112.3m
  • Outfield fence height-3.3m (rubber fence 1.8m + wire mesh fence 1.5m)
  • Inner and outer fields-Fully permeable monofilament long pileArtificial grass(Sumitomo Rubber IndustriesMade by Hybrid Turf Exciting)
  • Scoreboard-Full colorLED2 formulas
    • Main scoreboard- Toshiba Lighting & TechnologyMade Super color vision, Display size: H 12 x W 27.2m, Area: 326.4m2, 1,170inchquite.
    • Sub-score board --Toshiba Lighting & Technology Super Color Vision, display size: H 3.6 x W 6.4m, area: 23.04m2, Equivalent to 289 inches.


1967From (Showa 42)2007Nominal until (19), both wings are 91m, mid-sized 120m, ground area is 12,525m2Met. According to baseball field researcher Masayoshi Sawayanagi, the middle left is 112.3m and the middle right is 112.2m. This size was standard at the time of the renovation in 1967, but since the latter half of the 1980s, it has been throughout Japan.Official baseball rulesIt became relatively narrow due to the increase in the number of stadiums to match 2.01 (about 99.1m for both wings and about 122m for mid-level players). In particular, both wings were the shortest distance for a professional baseball baseball stadium before expansion, so it was conspicuous that a clogged hit or a low liner could easily stand in when hitting a foul pole. .. In order to correct this, the renovation was started in 2007 off, and the distance between both wings was expanded to 97.5m. At this time, it was announced that it had been expanded to 101 m, but it was corrected as an error when conducting a survey before the start of seismic retrofitting in 2013 off. However, there are some materials that are 97.5m from before that.[11].

It has been expanded to 97.5m for both wings and 120m for mid-sized players, but this figure is still narrow compared to other professional baseball baseball stadiums. In addition, the area expanded from the middle left and right to both wings is only 134m.2The fence is straight,Tokyo DomeIt has a size and shape similar to. The foul zone has a straight back net, so it is a little wider before the dugout. Two sets of outdoors in the outfield foul zonebull-penHowever, there is only one bullpen in the playing field in the baseball stadium of the 12 Nippon Professional Baseball teams. Under the stand on the bullpen side, there is a waiting room for the relief pitcher in addition to the dugout. The ground is a long pileArtificial grassAnd near the base and on the mound, etc.AntokerThe soil that mainly uses is laid.

Initially completed, both wings are 100 m, mid-sized 118 m, and the ground area is 13,566 m.2.. The infield was clay pavement (black soil) and the outfield was natural turf. It was quite vast at that time, and at Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League, the original rule of "entitled three base" was applied.1962At the request of Toei Flyers, from the middle left and right to both wings only when professional baseball is heldLucky zoneWas installed. Both wings at the time of installation were 91.4 m.1965In the previous year's match at Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League, the lucky zone was fixed as a countermeasure against an accident in which an outfielder collided with a concrete fence and was injured, and a wire mesh fence was also attached to the inside of other concrete fences. .. further1967, The position of the home base was moved 8.5m toward the midfielder, both wings of the infield stand and the outfield stand were expanded inward, and the midfielder part of the outfield stand was scraped. With this construction, both wings were 91m, the midfielder was 120m, and the height of the outfield fence was 1.8m, which was the standard size for the time. The rack zone was abolished, but the inner wire mesh fence for danger prevention survived, later1970It became a full rubber fence.

1980(55), artificial turf was laid and tested only on the foul ground,1982Fully permeable artificial turf. It was touted as Japan's first water-permeable artificial turf. The soil part such as the mound was initially black soil, but soon it was changed to an untour car. afterwards,1988-1993(Infield only) ・2003(Infield only) ・2008It is being replaced. What became the long pile artificial turf2008With the pavement under the artificial turfculvertWas completely renovated, and the old artificial turf was used for the adjacent second stadium. The artificial turf used at the stadium in the pastToda StadiumAnd the second stadium,Tokyo UniversityIt is being reused on the ground.1995In (7), a 1.5m wire mesh fence was added to the upper part of the rubber fence as a countermeasure against the entitlement to base, which had been increasing due to the introduction of artificial turf, and the total length was 3.3m.


The initial capacity was 29,000, the outfield stand had grass seats (capacity of about 20,000), and the infield stand had bench seats (capacity of about 9,000).[4].. A guest seat was set up at the top of the back of the back net. Designed with consideration for the scenery, it is outside the left field from the guest seatSeitoku Memorial Art MuseumThe outfield stand is smaller and has a gentler slope than the infield stand in order to adjust the height so that the whole can be seen. Accommodates 58,000 people1931In the extension of the building, it was added to the outside as it was, and the depth of the infield stand and the outfield stand became about the same. Since the inclination remained the same, the outfield side of the infield stand became slightly inclined toward the outfield seat side. Under the extension of the standColosseumAn arcade was created with the image of, but the front part of the stadium behind the back net was not expanded and was left as it was.

Toei Flyers started using1962In (Showa 37), the front part of the stadium was also expanded, and seats on the second floor were created, and guest seats and broadcasting seats were set up under it.1967In the renovation (Showa 42), the inclination of the stand was reviewed and the front and rear width of the seat was widened, and individual seats with backrests were also provided. After that, the number of seats decreased due to the intermittent renewal of seats to match the improvement of the Japanese physique.1998In (10), the nominal number was 45,000. In the 2000s, the capacity was corrected to 36,011 people, and the outfield stand was cut down.2008Due to the renovation (20), the capacity has increased to 35,650. In the 2008 renovation, the back net was also replaced from steel to a fiber net.2011In (23), a box-type table sheetTipDream seats were installed to accommodate 35,429 people, Ponta pair seats were added in 2012 to accommodate 35,133 people, and Seven-Eleven deck seats were installed to accommodate 2013 people in 34,572. It was.After that, due to the renovation work, there were 2015 people in 34,092, 2016 people in 31,941, 2017 people in 31,828, 2018 people in 31,805, and 2021 people according to the official website of Jingu Stadium as of 30,969.With the same folding backrest except for the special seats mentioned above and the middle and rear seats of the outfield seats.There used to be a chargeable rental of cushions at the infield seat entrance.

As a baseball stadium for professional baseball, it has some drawbacks in terms of facilities, such as a small total floor area. The aisle outside the stadium is used as a parking lot, which may hinder the passage of spectators after the match, and the surface composition of the stand is not appropriate.1967The front (lower) of the stand that was added by the renovation (Showa 42) has a gentle slope for both the infield and outfield seats (it disappears as it becomes the middle part), especially on the outfield side (outfield reserved seat during the Yakult game). In some seats, it is difficult to see the ground with the head of the front guest. On the other hand, although the rear (upper) of the stand has a sloped structure, the ease of watching the game varies considerably depending on the seat because the steps are irregular (especially the flip-up seat part of the outfield seat near the infield). ). The space for athletes is also small, and when going back and forth between the clubhouse and the stadium, enter through the aisle between the infield stand and the outfield stand, and walk on the ground from here to the bench. Before the match and after the victory, you can see the contact with the fans, but on the days of consecutive defeats and defeats, spectators swear and hecklers fly around, and sometimes things are thrown, which is called "hard movement" especially for the players on the visitor side. ing. In the post-match movement, it can be seen that the interviewers are surrounding the manager and players to take comments (so-called)Hanging). In principle, Swallows players walk on the ground between the aisle and the clubhouse, but they are used when there is an underpass that hinders the movement of the players. This underpassAraki DaisukeWas installed to avoid getting stuck surrounded by fans when joining the group, so it is commonly known as the "Daisuke Tunnel" or "Araki Tunnel" (Yakult TaroWas born in the Araki tunnel). On the visitor side, the passage and the clubhouse are connected by an overpass.

The 1st and 3rd base stands are equipped with metal fittings for installing panels used to support college baseball.2011 Climax Se1st stage Yakult vs. Giants (May 10 - May 10) IsEarly raceBecause the schedule overlapped, the match was held while the cheering panel on the 3rd base side, which the Keio cheering squad occupies, was not removed and was displayed as it was.

Prohibited matter

In principle, cheering by playing drums is prohibited in consideration of the local residents.The first regulation was implemented at the time of the demise of the Emperor Showa, but taking this opportunity, the regulation on the use of drums for support has continued in some way to the present. It is said that repeated protests from the local residents also had an effect. In professional baseball, the use of drum-shaped percussion instruments was prohibited until 2009, but from 2010, the use of drums is permitted only for day games, and then from 2013, the use of drums is also permitted for night games. It became so. Rhythms such as megaphones often shift at the pole or on the center side when cheering when the drums cannot be used. In high school baseball, the use of all hitting instruments is prohibited due to the regulations of the Tokyo High School Baseball Federation (excluding the Meiji Jingu and Meiji Jingu Baseball Tournament High School Division sponsored by the Japan Student Baseball Federation), so-called college baseball and other amateur baseballLarge drumIs basically limited to use only before and after the game and when the school song is sung seven times (the support form varies depending on the school, so it does not necessarily have to be a school song). HoweverUse is permitted for drums belonging to brass band groups only before 18:XNUMXHas been done. further,All percussion instruments including drums are prohibited after 18:XNUMXbecome,All musical instruments are prohibited after 22:XNUMXbecome. This is different from the regulation of musical instrument support at stadiums, etc. in the Tokyo Metropolitan Ordinance. At the Japan National Collegiate Baseball Championship, school songs, cheering songs, and cheering songs may be performed in a cappella. In recent years, in the Tohto University League match held at Jingu Second Stadium, the use of all musical instruments is prohibited except at the start of the match and the school song singing on the front and back of the 7th inning.[Source required].

20095ThanJet balloonsThe use of is prohibited. Initially, only the light stand was banned,HXNUMXNXNUMX influenzaIn response to the spread of the infection in Japan, he called for refraining from using it from May of the same year, following other stadiums.6To prevent the scattering of balloon dust around the stadium and to give consideration to the hygiene of the spectators, the ban was completely banned.

score board

Installed behind the outfield bleachersscore boardFrom the beginning of completion, the score display part was a retractable type, and the score, count, etc. could be automatically displayed by remote control, which was modern at that time (player name display part is panel type).[19].. In the expansion work in 1931, the score display section was extended up to 15 times, and a device to display hits and errors was also attached.[20]. 1980In (55), it was electrified, and then1995In (7), the freeboard became Super Color Vision and became full color, replacing the high-intensity discharge tube. further2008In (20)LEDIt became a full color freeboard by. It boasts the largest display area in Japan as an outdoor baseball stadium. When displaying videoScreen aspect ratio16: 9 wide size digitalHigh definitionIt corresponds to. Since the electrification, a unique display method has been used, and this method has been used since the full freeboard in 2008.CGIs almost followed by. The features are as follows.

  • The layout of the big clock and the ads on both ends once existedKorakuen StadiumandOsaka StadiumSame asSEIKOMade of. When there are no advertisers, it is written as "JINGU" and "STADIUM".
  • At the same time as the lightning, the batting average and the number of home runs of all the participating players could be displayed on the player name display section. Until 2007, both teams were always displaying, but after the full LED conversion, it became an advertising space during the game and only the results of the batters who are currently at bat are displayed at the top of the scoreboard. In Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League, face photo and profile are displayed. The old font is displayed as it is according to the registered name of the player. AlsoNominated batterThere are 10 player name frames to support the system, and even if there is no designated hitter system, a blank frame is displayed. In addition, from 2008, the color layout of the day game and night game characters has been changed, and as a new display method in the day game, the player name is written in white characters, the hitting order is written in orange characters, and the night game (note that the day game is also extended 18) (It will be changed to the night game layout after a while), on the contrary, inheriting the layout of the conventional scoreboard, the player name is in orange letters, the notation such as the hitting order is in white letters, and each is aimed at improving visibility.
    • Immediately after the lightning, there were only nine players' names displayed, so in games using the designated hitter system, the pitcher's name was displayed at the team name display, and later at both ends of the vision at the bottom center.
  • The score display section displays the number of hits as well as the score of each inning. However, as shown in the photo, some hits may not be displayed, such as in high school baseball. For that reason, the inning display that is usually displayed above the score display section is located between the upper and lower score display sections. In addition, the total number of hits of teams that are often lined up to the right of the total score is displayed above the total score.ErrorThe number is displayed on both sides of the lower center, where nothing is normally displayed, along with the number of four dead balls obtained by the entire team. The inning display is up to 9 times, and after 10 times, the display is cleared once and then displayed from the 1st place. In this case, it can be displayed up to 18 times, but the times more than the specified time are blank.
    • Before the lightning, the inning display was prepared up to 15 times. This is because the Tokyo Big15 Baseball League draw rule was extended up to 18 times (at one time, up to 9 times in some cases). Immediately after the lightning, there was only a frame for 10 innings, so when the extension was 2 times, the "total" part (the tens digit part when the score became 10 digits) was substituted and the total score could not be displayed. However, since the color vision was installed, there are XNUMX slots, and the total score can be displayed even in overtime.
    • In the roll-up era, the score of one inning could only be displayed up to 1 points. For this reason,1969May 5In the 6th inning against Atoms held at the stadium, Hanshin could not directly display the highest score of 1 inning, 13 points, so 6 points were displayed for the time being in the 9th inning, and the remaining 4 points There was an unusual situation in which it was displayed in the column of the 10th inning to make it in time.
    • 1994-2007 before color visionTokyo Yakult SwallowsTeam logo notation is "Ys"" Instead of "SIt was. AlsoYokohama Bay Stars(1993-2007) was a starless "β".
      After the color vision, it was displayed with the logo mark of each school even in the university baseball (Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League, Tohto) league match.
  • The ball count is displayed in the center of the upper part by CG, imitating a signal light. To the left of it is the elapsed time from the start of the match and the play judgment display (H, E, Fc).
    • After the electrification, it was displayed as a number, but it was changed when the entire surface was changed to LED.
  • There are three patterns: the image is displayed only in the lower center where nothing is normally displayed, the image is displayed in full screen, and the image is displayed in an intermediate size including the score display part. The ball speed display is also at the bottom center.
  • There is no part to always display the referee's name, and it is displayed appropriately at the bottom center. It is usually displayed as a diamond-like figure,University championship,Jingu Tournament,USA VS Japan Collegiate BaseballIn a tournament where referees are dispatched from multiple federations, in addition to the referee's name, the federation to which they belong is displayed in a horizontally written vertical scroll.
  • At the bottom center of the scoreboardToshibaAdvertising space is provided (initially the company's audio equipment brand "Aurex"Met). It was installed at the same time as the lightning, and was initially lit all the time during the night game. However, players complained that it was difficult to see the pitcher's pitch from the home base, and it was turned on only before and after the game and between innings.
  • Advertising space with free display on both ends after Super Color VisionDigital Signage). Meiji Jingu Memorial HallMy naviEtc. are displayed on a daily basis.

In addition, one sub-score board is installed on the roof of the second floor behind the back net. Like the main, it changed to a full-color LED freeboard in 2, and it became possible to display images. In addition, although it is common for professional baseball stadiums to have five poles on the scoreboard, there are only three in this stadium. Central League Federation flag is normalJapanese flagIn the center of the flag, the national flag is instead on the pole on the subscoreboard.


Where there is an advertisement is a fenceBack screenIt is quite limited as a baseball field for professional baseball, such as the surrounding area. The ad was first installed1969In (44), the purpose was to raise repair costs. Mechanism of inserting between concrete fence and wire mesh fence[Note 6]Initially, it was limited to using professional baseball, and it was not until the fall of this year that it was installed when college baseball was held.

The following year, it became a rubber fence, so it was attached to the rubber. Around this time, advertisements were pasted in a total of five places near the scoreboard (both sides of the clock and under the scoreboard).

1980When the electric bulletin board was installed in (55), an electric signboard advertisement was installed only in the surrounding area (after that).1995One on the top of the left middle and right middle stands near the scoreboard[21])did. Korakuen,Yokohama Stadium,Kawasaki Stadium,Nagoya Stadium,Hanshin Koshien Stadium,Hiroshima City StadiumWas followed by.

On the contrary, fence ads1981It was completely abolished once in the 1990sAll star games2013(25) It was a regular online sponsor until the open gameBridgestone[Note 7] We did not post at all except for the case where we posted temporarily because the space of was not available. The reason for this was that Jingu Miyaji at the time said, "The fence is an extension of the lawn and will not advertise on the lawn."

After that, to manage and maintain the sports facilities of Jingu Gaien, including the aging stadium again.2000 eraRevived near the bench from the beginning,2006From (18), it was also pasted on the outfield.

2006 - 2009Is a sponsor of the Yakult Swallows on the outfield sideUnidenAdvertisement was concentrated, but the contract with Uniden expired2010Advertising has been reduced from.2010Initially in the middle left partMeiji Memorial Hall, In the middle right partYakult Mill MillThere were only two,8Since then, advertisements for Yakult products have been pasted on the outfield side.2011(23) is an advertisement of some sponsors other than Yakult in the middle left and middle right (Window・ Meiji Kinenkan, reconstruction support slogan "Let's do our best! Japan", etc. New from 2015Sumitomo Rubber Industries("Dunlop Enasave"In the name) was also posted).

Also, the back screen is before it becomes a rotating plate.Mitsubishi Motors, NK Home (formerlyNippon Steel PipeGroup housing maker, already disbanded and no longer exists)Tokyo styleAdvertisement was posted on both sides.1981After becoming a rotating plate, in the central partYakult Headquarters(1990Until around) →Toyota(1991(From around), both sides are on the leftFuji Television Network, Inc・ The right isNippon Broadcasting System, Inc.(2006From around that time, the location of Nippon Broadcasting System was changed to Fuji TV, but as of 2018, the left is Fuji TV and the right is Fuji TV.Aoyama Trading<It is under the name of "Clothing Aoyama">), and both sides also use rotating plates.However, due to power saving measures and the influence of Toyota's self-restraint from advertising in the central part of the back screen, there was a time when the operation of the central part was suspended in 2011.

As for the scoreboard itself, with the implementation of full vision after the renovation in 2008, advertisements are now displayed in places where the individual batting averages and home runs of players were displayed.


Light meals behind the back screen, infield, and outfield spectatorsBox lunchKind,curry,RamenThere are many stores that offer such things. In addition, it should be notedTsukiji Gin Dako,Thirty one ice creamThere are also multiple chain stores.
Since it was mainly held by amateur baseball, it was an orthodox store opening form compared to other stadiums, but in recent years it has been enriching original gourmet food mainly when holding professional baseball. Limited menus are also sold at Tokyo Big2017 Baseball League. Until XNUMX, men continued to sell bottled beer (pouring into paper cups). Vending machines, including Yakult, are installed except for cans and bottles. In addition, professional baseball goods centered on Yakult Swallows (popcorn,Vinyl umbrellaEtc.) are sold inside and outside, and there is also a shop that sells the goods of the opponent team exclusively when the game is held. Due to the structure of the stadium, spectators cannot go back and forth between the infield stand and the outfield stand (it may be allowed at events other than baseball). Since 2011, spectators in the infield seats have been allowed to use the shop inside the outfield stand, and re-entry is done from outside the venue (direct traffic is not possible).

Meiji Jingu Stadium as of July 2019, 7 (Reiwa 24st year)

Meiji Shrine Second Stadium

  • Completion- 1961(Showa 36) January 4
  • Size-Both wings 91m, medium size 116m
  • Inner and outer fields-Fully permeable artificial turf
  • Scoreboard-Panel type (up to 15 times, the total score will be posted in the 15 times in principle)
    • At the time of completion, it was on the outer wall of the left stand at Jingu Stadium.After the renovation, it was installed right next to the back screen (light side), but later it was moved to almost behind the defensive position of the right fielder.
  • Capacity-5,600 people

1926It was established as the Meiji Jingu Sumo Ground in 15.Miyatake SaburoIs said to have hit an outfield home run here before the extension of the outfield stand at Jingu Stadium.1947From (Showa 22) to 1948, the sumo wrestlingBook placeThe box office was held[Note 8].. After that, it was rebuilt into a baseball stadium, and it was completed in 1961, but it was immediately expanded and rebuilt due to the prospect of relocation of the National Railways Swallows. Initially, the left stand of Jingu Stadium was in contact with the center.[22], The direction of the first base side stand (current driving range) has been changed. Previously the field was entirely clay paved,1993Artificial turf was laid in (5). 2020Tokyo OlympicsThe site is supposed to be a practice ground for throwing events, but no concrete plan has been announced.

Since the site of the stadium itself was narrow and there was a road behind the outfield, there was no outfield stand, and a high ball-proof net was stretched along the fence. Also, on the 1st and 3rd bases, no seats were provided after the infield beyond the bench. The main stand (behind the back net) is a two-layer stand, and normally only the first floor seats are open. The second floor was also open when there were many customers. Some of the seats on the second floor have an area overlooking the ground of Jingu Stadium, and when a match is being held at Jingu Stadium, it was off limits except when it was full.

The seats are for one person without a backrest, similar to the outfield seats at the main stadium, and there was also a press seat with a desk in the upper back of the back net.In high school and college baseball, cheering team members exchanged ale in the space above the dugout (up to 3 people).

There was one ticket sales window, and there were entrances on the 1st and 1rd bases.The shop was set up only in front of the stadium entrance and sold a limited variety of food and drink.

Until 2019, the main tournament (Summer High School Baseball East Tokyo TournamentIt was used for spring and autumn tournaments). Previously when it was first foundedMetropolitan University Baseball Federation,Tokyo New University Baseball Federation,Toto University Baseball FederationAlthough I used to use the 2nd division league, university baseball uses the grounds of member schools when the schedule is a holiday, so in principle, except when using it at the Meiji Jingu Tournament and the Tokyo High School Baseball Federation. Amateur baseball did not use the second stadium on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) and public holidays. At the Meiji Jingu Tournament, the high school club used to play games until the semi-finals, and even when it was held at the main stadium after that, several games were organized in the first round of the university club (at the Meiji Jingu Tournament, it was against the main stadium. A common ticket was sold, and both sides could be cut off at each stadium). In addition, games that are expected to have a lot of admission were sometimes changed to be held at the main stadium. In the final stage, the use in high school baseball was also on the decline, as it was removed from the venue after the quarterfinals of the Summer Games and the semifinals of the Autumn Games.

In the Toto University 2nd Division League1973The main venue was the 2nd stadium, but due to the narrow stadium, there are relatively many cases where the stadium jumps out of the stadium, and the facilities are aging.2013The use of the second stadium will be stopped in the fall,2014After the spring league match, the university grounds that are members of the second division league,Machida City Onoji StadiumIt is held at the Tokyo metropolitan area public stadium after being implemented at[23](However, if the Tokyo BigXNUMX Baseball League's tournament for the week had ended by Sunday, the Jingu Stadium could be used as the venue.[24]).In addition, there is a track record of holding 1st division leagues and 2nd division or less replacement games (when it is difficult to digest the game at the main stadium due to postponement of rainy weather etc.).

Due to the above circumstances, it is not used in the games of the 1st professional baseball team, but in the past 2nd teamEastern LeagueThere is an example used in the match (1962JNR vs. Great Battle, etc.)[25].

Also, the second stadiumMeiji Jingu Gaien Golf Practice GroundIt also serves as the west practice field of (Gaien Golf Club), from the vicinity of the first base side dugout to the right wing pole.GolfThere are 121 at-bats for practice. Of the driving ranges, the east driving range is open all year round, but the west driving range, which doubles as the second stadium, is open early in the morning (basically from 6:8 to 45:XNUMX) and at night when the official amateur baseball game is held. (After the match of the amateur baseball tournament[Note 9]It will be open only from midnight). It is used as a driving range except when the official amateur baseball game is held, and general use of grass baseball as a baseball field is not accepted (even if only golf is operated, 9: 00-9: 30 is for the ball. It cannot be used for collection work. In consideration of the impact on surrounding roads and facilities, low-resilience balls with reduced flight distance are to be used at the driving range, and general golf courses and other golf driving ranges are used. It is strictly forbidden to use or bring in the usual balls used in. Golf West Training Center1973It was set up in (48) (East practice center = 2nd stadium east neighbor is the previous year1972Established).

There is no fence advertisement, but golf-related advertising signs are installed on the left side, considering that it is used as a driving range. Also, in the past, on the scoreboard on the right wing side according to Jingu Stadium,SEIKOThe advertising signboard was installed.

From around 2 after the withdrawal of the second part of Tohto, the deterioration of artificial turf became remarkable mainly in the outfield, and around 2014, most of the outfield was in a darkened state with the base exposed. Although some of the turf was replaced from around 2016, the turf in the outfield was still in a spliced ​​state, and the turf deep in the light direction from the center was used in a darkened state until the end.

2019 year 11 month 3 dayAutumn Tokyo High School Baseball TournamentquaterfinalsNitta Daizo-TeikyoAt the end of the war, its use as a baseball field ended. Strangely, it was a match between prestigious schools representing Tokyo, and before the match, a ceremony was held by the Tokyo High School Baseball Federation to end the entire high school baseball schedule.[26].. After the match, players and managers from both schools took a commemorative photo, both of which were directed by Teikyo, who is known as one of the best generals in Japan.Maeda Mitsuo, Director of Nihon Univ.Ogura Zenyu(Kanto IchitakaThe director also served as a director) praised each other for their good fight and expressed their gratitude to the stadium.[27][28]..After that, it continued to operate as a golf course until the end of 2019, and after 2020 it has become a material storage area for the Tokyo Olympics.As mentioned above, due to the redevelopment of the Jingu Gaien district, the second stadium will be dismantled in 2021 and a new Chichibu rugby field will be built on the site, but the trend is that the Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to 2021. Was unknown. On January 2021, 1, the Japan Sports Agency held a rugby promotion stakeholder meeting and decided to make the New Chichibumiya Rugby Stadium a completely sealed covered stadium.The ground is made of artificial turf and is versatile, with a capacity of 15 people. In the first phase of construction scheduled for 2 to 2023, a stand with the south side open will be constructed as a three-way stadium.After the current Jingu Stadium is demolished, the installation work of the stand and roof on the south side will be carried out, so the final construction is expected to be delayed from 2026.[29][30].

Meiji Jingu Second Baseball Stadium as of February 2019, 31 (Heisei 2)

Viewing / viewing match

Crown Prince in the first match (laterEmperor Showa) Is present, and some games are being held inviting the royal family.1931(Showa 6) extensionEarly raceWhen I watched the game, I saw a crowd that couldn't fit inChichibunomiyaWas the trigger.2009In (21)Aiko's princeAnd the Crown Prince and his wife (currentlyEmperor-Queen)ButTsutomu WakamatsuIn the commentary of Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs.Yokohama Bay StarsI watched the game.


The following are major accidents (players / spectators) that occurred at this stadium.[31].

  • September 1929, 4 (Showa 5)- WasedaThe crowd on the third base side stand who gathered in the first round of the game fell into the hall in the form of an avalanche, and 1-7 people were injured.
  • June 1948, 23-6 people were injured in a crowd accident by the Waseda-Keio crowd.
  • November 1948, 23-Free open battle to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the Yomiuri Giants (against the opponent)Hankyu Braves-Venus Stars-Quick movie flyersThere were tens of thousands of crowds (selected teams from 3 teams), and the pressure was about to open the entrance door, so when the gate was opened about 30 minutes earlier than planned, a domino event occurred and he was crushed. 2 people and 32 seriously injured. In addition, at that time during the warMetals Recovery OrderThe iron fence at the entrance was removed.
  • September 1964, 39-Waseda's Teruaki Naoe (right fielder) crashed into the fence and was seriously injured when he ran back with a fly ball in the Waseda rivalry against the Tokyo Big9 Baseball League. A wire mesh was installed inside the fence in 19 after the accident, but due to an accident in which the wire mesh was injured, the wire mesh was removed and replaced with a rubber fence in 1965.


Yakult1978When he won the Central League for the first time in (53), fans celebrated the victory, but he jumped out of the audience and the playersHirooka TatsuroThe sight of raising the director was seen, and it was no longer a fuss about the award ceremony to commemorate the victory. The pattern was broadcast nationwide by the production of Fuji TV. Because of that, at the same Jingu1985At the time of the Hanshin Tigers game, which won the championship for the first time in 21 years, the number of guards was increased and the guards were strengthened to prevent intrusion.

2015The Central League teams that are not currently raising the coach's victory at the stadiumYokohama DeNA BaystarsOnly (including the predecessor team). The team that raised the body is Yakult (1978,1993,1995,1997,2015), Hanshin (1985),Hiroshima(1986), Chunichi (1999),Giant(2008).

Incidentally,Pacific LeagueTeamJapan Championship SeriesIt was the victory that raised the body1992 OfSeibu Lions2015 OfFukuoka Softbank HawksOnly two cases.Sep-pa Exchange BattleThen, the body was not raised,2005ToChiba Lotte MarinesHas decided to win the first interleague game at this stadium.

Other episodes

  • 2020May 10, Central League official game Yakult vs.ChunichiIn the 22th inning of (6nd round), the smoke of fireworks launched at the adjacent national stadium covered the sky above the stadium, and the game was interrupted.The game resumed in about a minute after waiting for the smoke to fade, but this time a large number of balloons flew over the stadium from the National Stadium in the top of the 1th inning.The match was interrupted again because some of them fell to the ground.On this day at the National Stadium, the idol groupstormIs recording the live broadcast, and fireworks and balloons were part of the production.On the same day, Arashi belongsJohnny's OfficeApologized on the homepage that the match was interrupted by the production[32][33]..The match resumed shortly afterwards (the result was Yakult's victory 9-5).Also, as an aside, it happened that the fireworks were launched in China and Japan.Kaname TakinoAlmost at the same time as he hit his first professional hit, and the balloons came flying in China and Japan.Toshiki AbeIs the third hit on this day (Smash hit award) Was released almost at the same time.As a result, some media reports seemed to be blessing Takino and Abe.[34][35].

Use other than baseball

Second World WarAfter the end,TroopsAt the Meiji Jingu Stadium, which was requisitioned in Japan, a rodeo tournament was held on November 1945, 11 by U.S. military personnel.[36].

Also the first official after the warサ ッ カ ーThe match was also held at this Meiji Jingu Stadium (soccer east-west competition held on April 1947, 4). The following year, in 3, an East-West competition soccer match was held there.[37].

Since the introduction of artificial turf, it has been rented out to the general public.Strong LeagueThen.National softball baseball unified championship match, Japan CupIt is used at the final venues and exchange games. In the surrounding areaNational Stadium Kasumigaoka Athletics Stadium(2014Closed and dismantled)Chichibunomiya Rugby FieldSince there are ball games such as, there are almost no sports events other than baseball,1989May 8ToRepresentation from JapanversusManchester United FCA friendly match is being held.

concertIt may also be used as a venue for events and events, and every AugustJingu Gaien Fireworks Festival(Nikkan SportsUsed as the main venue (sponsored)fireworksIs being launched from the second stadium. The main events that have been held in recent years are as follows.




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注 釈

  1. ^ It was treated as a base in 1962 and 1963, but since then it has been a quasi-base.
  2. ^ Although the match was organized the day before the other 5 stadiums, the 6 stadiums opened at the same time due to the postponement of rain.
  3. ^ Group companies such as the baseball stadium or its parent company / brother company directly operate the baseball stadium in Chunichi, Hanshin, Orix, Seibu, and Softbank.In addition, Rakuten, Lotte, Hiroshima, and DeNA are the baseball stadiums operated by group companies such as the baseball team or its parent company / brother company in the form of subcontracting from the owning organization.These four baseball stadiums are owned by the local government where the baseball stadium is located, and the baseball stadium is operated by a group company such as the baseball stadium or a parent company / brother company in the form of a subcontractor.In addition, although the giant has no direct relationship with the base ownership and operating company, since it has a shareholder relationship with the parent company, there are two baseball renting teams, Yakult and Nippon-Ham, which have nothing to do with ownership, stadium management, baseball team, or its parent company. Only the team.Nippon-Ham will relocate its headquarters to Kitahiroshima City in 4, and the stadium will be directly managed by the team.
  4. ^ The summer high school baseball east Tokyo tournament may be held only once from early morning to morning.
  5. ^ Although professional baseball games are held on Saturdays and Sundays at other stadiums as day games, it is often the case that night games are held only at Jingu because of the relationship with college baseball.After September 2020, the Yakult-sponsored night games on Saturdays and Sundays, where the dates of the Tokyo Big9 Baseball League and professional baseball night games overlap, were set to start at 1989:18, the first regular season since 30.
  6. ^ Hanshin Koshien StadiumUchino1983Until (58), the outfieldLucky zoneBefore removal1991(Only near the back screen1985) Used a plug-in / detachable advertising fence.
  7. ^ Until 2008, it was a flip-flap type, but since 2009 it has become a rotary billboard. Bridgestone, which had been a sponsor behind the net for many years since 2013, withdrew from the 1983 open game, and the 2013 seasonMaruhanIn the 2014 season, Yakult Honsha acted as a behind-the-scenes sponsor, and since 2015, it has been sponsored by two or three companies.In the same year, Yakult Honsha and from the middle of the seasonITOCHU CorporationJoined the sponsorship, and in 2016, in addition to ITOCHU from the previous year, a new oneFamilyMart,PrimahamIs a sponsor.
  8. ^ In May 1945, the first Ryogoku Kokugikan was damaged by the bombing of Tokyo in March, so the main venue is scheduled to be held at the Meiji Jingu Sumo Stadium, and the ranking was announced, but the air raid in May caused the Meiji era. The Jingu was also affected, and this place was changed to be held at the first Kokugikan.
  9. ^ The business start time is around 16:30, but it will be around XNUMX:XNUMX due to the development of amateur baseball games.West practice field business information Also posted in.
  10. ^ To be exact, it should be written as "JINGU CLIMAX", but it is the signboard box office of the group.G1 CLIMAXThis notation was used to resemble.
  11. ^ Co-sponsored with Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium and 2 venues at the same time. Members went back and forth between the two adjacent venues in two groups and performed at each venue.


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  2. ^ "[XNUMX Years of Forest Meiji Jingu Story] "Sacred place of baseball" born in Kakuon (above) Gaien”. Sankei News (February 2020, 9). 2021/4/25Browse.
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  8. ^ Redevelopment of Jingu Gaien such as rebuilding Jingu Stadium(NHK April 2015, 4, viewed April 1, 2015)
  9. ^ To rebuild Jingu Stadium Redevelopment of Jingu Gaien district as a sports base(FNN April 2015, 4, viewed April 1, 2015)
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  12. ^ Construction of long pile artificial turf "Hybrid Turf Exciting Exciting" at Jingu Stadium completed - Sumitomo Rubber Industries, August 2015, 3
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  17. ^ Pacific League bottom era: turbulent 48 (Nagasaki Publishing, Nagasaki Publishing)Masayuki SanoWritten by) ・Pacific League turbulent 48 One after another unbelievable ...(Daily Sports Publishing Company, Masayuki Sano = Supplementary version of the book on the left)
  18. ^ It was scheduled to be held on July 7, but it was canceled in the rain.
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  21. ^ From 4 | History of the stadium | Meiji Jingu Stadium
  22. ^ Meijijingu Gaien HP
  23. ^ The stadium is narrow ... The Toto XNUMXnd division league, Jingu XNUMXnd will not be used from next spring(Sankei Sports, dated November 2013, 11, viewed April 16, 2014) ・It will not be held at Jingu No. XNUMX but will be held on Saturdays and Sundays at the school next spring.(Sankei Shimbun, dated December 2013, 12, viewed April 19, 2014)
  24. ^ Tohto University Baseball Federation, 2nd Division League Schedule
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  39. ^ "[Dengeki decision!] It's been 21 years since New Japan Pro-Wrestling will hold a tournament at Meiji Jingu Stadium on Saturday, August 8!" (Japanese) (HTML) (Press Release), New Japan Pro-Wrestling, (July 2020, 7), https://www.njpw.co.jp/253530 2020/7/25Browse. 

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