• Hokkaido, Kitahiroshima, Fighters and Hokkaido Ballpark signed an agreement

Hokkaido, Kitahiroshima, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, and Hokkaido Ballpark (HBP) signed an agreement on Monday, November 5, to work together on cooperative projects to spread the effects of the new stadium to be built in Kitahiroshima City on regional revitalization throughout Hokkaido and to promote sports in Hokkaido.

The purpose of this agreement is to study and promote measures for smooth transportation of ballpark users during the period until the opening of the new ballpark, as well as measures to revitalize the region through sports after the opening of the new ballpark.

The contents of this agreement that is valid until March 2023, the planned date of the inauguration of the stadium, are as follows. The four parties will collaborate on projects as needed through consultations.

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1. Matters of cooperation

Infrastructure development

  • - Development of access roads
  • - Strengthen transportation capacity of railroads, etc.
  • - Procedures for city planning changes, etc.

Geographical Activation

  • - Sports encouragement using the Ballpark
  • - Regional development using the Ballpark
  • - Promotion of tourism using the Ballpark
  • - Use of ingredients produced in Hokkaido
  • - Use of disaster prevention centers, etc.
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Harumi Takahashi, Governor of Hokkaido

The four parties will conclude an agreement on the ballpark concept and work to improve access roads and revitalize the region using the new ballpark. We are going to work together more and more.

Masami Ueno, Mayor of Kitahiroshima

We will work together with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, a public good of Kitahiroshima, Hokkaido, to promote urban development with the Ballpark at its core.

Kensou Takeda, President of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters

As a baseball team rooted in Hokkaido, we would like to focus more on realizing our corporate philosophy of "Sports Community, a society where sports and life are close to each other" through the new stadium.

Kaname Fukuda, President of Hokkaido Ballpark

In the area of road maintenance, renovation of existing station, and enhancement of transportation capacity through the installation of a new station, we will strive to achieve overall optimization by providing information and closely exchanging opinions from the perspective of business operators from the planning stage.

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