Korea: KBO begins admitting fans up to 25% of stadium capacity

Korea: KBO begins admitting fans up to 25% of stadium capacity
12/08/2020
The Ministry of Sports gave the go-ahead for a 30% capacity, but the league decided to keep at least one open seat between fans
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Taiwan: CPBL gets green light to fill stadiums up to 70% capacity

Taiwan: CPBL gets green light to fill stadiums up to 70% capacity
24/07/2020
The CPBL was the first professional sports league this year to open its season, in April, and the first one to admit fans when the league opened stadium doors on 8 May.
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Korea's top sports league KBO to allow fans in stadiums starting Sunday, 26 July

Korea's top sports league KBO to allow fans in stadiums starting Sunday, 26 July
24/07/2020
Clubs will be able to sell tickets and fill their stadiums at a maximum of 10% capacity. The season had opened on 5 May behind closed doors.
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2019 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup MVP Chien Yu selected in 1st round of CPBL Draft

2019 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup MVP Chien Yu selected in 1st round of CPBL Draft
21/07/2020
The right-hander was picked fourth overall by the CTBC Brothers. A total of eight U-18 World Cup alumni were amongst the 48 players drafted by five clubs.
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CTBC Brothers win first half, earn CPBL playoff spot

CTBC Brothers win first half, earn CPBL playoff spot
20/07/2020
After a slow start, the Brothers took the lead in mid-June. They clinched the title with a win against the Uni-President Lions in front of approximately 5,500 fans.
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WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup MVP Yu Chien potential CPBL top draft pick

WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup MVP Yu Chien potential CPBL top draft pick
14/07/2020
Yu, a right-handed pitcher, helped Chinese Taipei win the 2019 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup, earning the win in the Final versus then-defending world champions USA.
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Former KBO star Lee Man-soo plans to boost baseball in Vietnam and Southeast Asia

Former KBO star Lee Man-soo plans to boost baseball in Vietnam and Southeast Asia
11/07/2020
The overall project also aims to help spread baseball in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar. Lee was instrumental in funding the construction of a stadium in Laos.
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NPB to allow 5,000 fans into stadiums starting Friday, 10 July

NPB to allow 5,000 fans into stadiums starting Friday, 10 July
09/07/2020
The top sports leagues in Japan opened on 19 June in empty stadiums. The plan is to operate venues at half of their capacity from 1 August. Experts warn: risk still exists.
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Cuban sluggers Despaigne, Gracial ready to join NPB champions Fukuoka

Cuban sluggers Despaigne, Gracial ready to join NPB champions Fukuoka
08/07/2020
Despaigne and Gracial will both face a two-week quarantine as they arrive in Japan and will be available to play in early August.
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Mexican Baseball League LMB 2020 season officially cancelled

Mexican Baseball League LMB 2020 season officially cancelled
02/07/2020
It’s the first time in the 95-year of history of the league that the LMB season has been cancelled.
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Fans set to return to KBO stadiums as Korean gov't eases restrictions

Fans set to return to KBO stadiums as Korean gov't eases restrictions
01/07/2020
Authorities in the Republic of Korea are easing COVID-19 restrictions, which opens the door for spectators to attend sporting events as early as this week.
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Biggest league in Japan NPB wants to open doors to fans by 10 July

Biggest league in Japan NPB wants to open doors to fans by 10 July
22/06/2020
Commissioner Atsushi Saito spoke to the press after a recent online meeting with the 12 NPB clubs.
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Win, Lose or Draw: NPB games to end after 10 innings. Season will be 120 games

Win, Lose or Draw: NPB games to end after 10 innings. Season will be 120 games
17/06/2020
Among other changes, the NPB regular season will consist of 120 games, instead of the usual 143, and the Pacific and the Central Leagues will stage different postseason formats.
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NPB reveals coronavirus testing plan for players, coaches

NPB reveals coronavirus testing plan for players, coaches
10/06/2020
Nippon Professional Baseball will conduct polymerase chain reaction tests before the season for players, coaches and umpires. Players and coaches will go through swab-saliva testing once a month after 19 June.
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CPBL welcomes all fans to stadiums, removes 2000 maximum limit as Taiwan hits another milestone

CPBL welcomes all fans to stadiums, removes 2000 maximum limit as Taiwan hits another milestone
08/06/2020
The league became the first pro organization to open its season in April, and followed the breakthrough with allowing 1,000 fans on 8 May and up to 2,000 on 15 May.
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