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The Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizing committee has requested that historic Jingu Stadium be closed for half a year starting in May 2020, an amateur baseball source said Tuesday.

The ballpark is a short distance from the Tokyo’s yet-to-be-constructed National Stadium. Jingu, built in 1926, is the home to the Central League’s Tokyo Yakult Swallows as well as the prestigious Tokyo Six University and Tokyo Metropolitan university leagues and the Tokyo Metropolitan High School Baseball tournament.

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