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Cheering and Singing Return to SoftBank Hawks Games

The SoftBank Hawks announced that they will allow fans to cheer and sing songs at their games for the first time in four years, while still requiring masks to be worn as part of their COVID-19 prevention measures. In response to the pandemic, baseball stadiums in Japan have banned cheering and musical performances such as trumpets since 2020 to prevent the spread of the virus. SoftBank announced on February 16th that fans will be able to cheer and musical instruments can be played at their upcoming games, starting with their home games from March 4th and official games from March 31st. The team will continue to require mask-wearing as a preventive measure, and jet balloons, a form of celebration typically released in the 7th inning, will remain banned. Source: SoftBank Hawks / NHK

Cheering and Singing Return to SoftBank Hawks Games

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Published: Feb 17, 2023 / Last Updated: Feb 17, 2023

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