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New deck opening at Yokohama Stadium

Japanese Professional Baseball (NPB) team the Yokohama DeNA Baystars will open a new lookout area high up and behind the backstop at Yokohama Stadium on 14 May.

The new facility is called the Bay Discovery Deck and sits atop the backstop seating area at a height of 31m above the ground.

The idea behind this new setup is to provide an opportunity for fans new and old alike to enjoy the magnificent view of the Yokohama Bay area and its skyscrapers beyond the stadium, while having a great time watching the baseball game played below, the Sports Hochi newspaper reported.

While fans need to purchase special Bay Discovery Box Seat tickets to enter the new lookout, they will be treated with a special bento box wrapped up in a commemorative cotton cloth specially designed and branded with the team’s 70th anniversary logo.

Some of the ingredients used for the food inside the bento box are sourced locally from within the Kanagawa Prefecture.

Each Bay Discovery Box is for 4 to 6 people and there are 30 of these boxes with a maximum of 180 fans allowed in the area for a game. Smoking is not allowed inside the Bay Discovery Deck area.

Image: Yokohama DeNA Baysters

News provided by The Stadium Hub