Japan sporting events at empty stadiums amid virus outbreak

TOKYO --- Japanese sporting events were held without spectators on Saturday in a move aimed at halting the spread of the new coronavirus. The Chiba Lotte Marines hosted the Rakuten Eagles with no spectators in the stands at Zozo Marine Stadium in Chiba Prefecture on Saturday, one of six preseason baseball games played at empty stadiums. The Yomiuri Giants, Japan's oldest and most popular team, were to play Saturday night's game against the Yakult Swallows at an empty Tokyo Dome. The Giants regularly draw capacity crowds at the 55,000-seat stadium in central Tokyo. Signs outside of stadiums from Fukuoka in southwestern Japan to Sapporo on the northern island of Hokkaido were ...Keep on reading: Japan sporting events at empty stadiums amid virus outbreak

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