The Doosan Bears will play an exhibition game against the SoftBank Hawks first team in next year’s spring training.
The Doosan Bears announced on March 19, “We will play an exhibition game against the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) SoftBank Hawks first team on March 3 during the 2024 season spring training. The game will be played at the Fukuoka PayPay Dome, the home stadium of SoftBank.”
The game was organized at the invitation of SoftBank. Doosan and SoftBank have had a long-standing relationship, with the two teams holding scrimmages in each spring training. This is the first time Doosan has played at the Fukuoka Dome.
The game will be played in a similar environment to that of an official game, with paid spectator admission.
SoftBank was the first Pacific League team to win four consecutive Japan Series titles from 2017 to 2020. Ahead of the 2024 season, 카지노사이트 the team is overhauling its roster with the appointment of manager Hiroki Kokubo.
Kokubo is no stranger to Korean fans, having played under Lee in 2006 with the Yomiuri Giants.
Meanwhile, Doosan will hold two spring training camps before the 2024 season, the first in Sydney, Australia, and the second in Miyazaki, Japan. More details, including the spring camp roster, will be announced at a later date.