• Kyodo


The Japan Series champion Fukuoka Softbank Hawks will open their 2015 season at home on March 27, according to the Pacific League, which announced the dates and venues for next season on Friday.

With both leagues opening on the same day, the Hawks will host the Chiba Lotte Marines at Fukuoka’s Yafuoku Dome, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters will take on the visiting Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles at Sapporo Dome, while Seibu Dome will see the Seibu Lions taking on the Orix Buffaloes.

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