NPB and J League announuces updated schedule for 2020 season

The much anticipated season for NPB baseball and J League soccer will resume soon. Both leagues announced its revised schedule on the 15th.


・After completing several rounds of preseason games, NPB will begin its regular season on June 19th and play a 120 game season. Games will not go beyond the 10th inning, and each team can carry a max of five foreign players on the roster instead of four.

In the Central League, the playoffs will not be held  and the winner of the league will automatically advance to the Japan Series, scheduled to start on November 21st. For the time being, fans will not be allowed to attend the games.


・The J League 1st division resumes its season on July 4th. For the first week, fans are not allowed in. Beginning on July 10th, up to 5,000 fans will be accepted. The next phase comes on August 1st, when teams will be allowed to sell tickets up to 50% of the stadium capacity.

Teams won't face relegation, while the top two teams from the 2nd division will automatically get promoted if they meet the league requirements.