Service Closing

Representatives from NPB and several teams met with me today (July 2nd) and informed me that this business is in violation of the "Provisions of the Game Watching Contract" Article 4 (Prohibision on resale, etc.) This article states:

    No person shall have a third party obtain an admission ticket through a resale (including resale through an Internet auction) or by other means without obtaining permission from the Host Organization. This, however, shall not apply to cases where the resale is not conducted for profit or for business and based on a specific relationship, including a family member, friend, customer or any other similar person.

Because our business is all about obtaining tickets on your behalf as a service that we charge for, it runs afoul of this provision and NPB and the teams have asked that I cease providing such a service.

We will still deliver those tickets that have already been purchased. For those of you who have orders with us that have not yet been filled (because tickets have not yet gone on sale), I will be notifying you and issuing full refunds over the next week (I hope it only takes that long).

The teams ask that you use their special sites for visitors to Japan. I will be update the links to those sites for you as I find them or the teams notify me of them.

  • Central League
    • Tigers / Koshien High School [Contact Form]
      Sold out for the remainder of the season.
       
    • Carp [Contact: international_question@carp.co.jp]
      All dates on sale now.
       
    • BayStars
      BayStars through the end of August on sale now.
      BayStars for September go on sale on July 13th from 10:00am JST.
       
    • Giants [Contact: giants_info@giants.co.jp]
      Games through September 8th on sale now.
      Game from September 14th go on sale on July 27th at 11:00am JST.
       
    • Swallows [Contact Form]
      Games through the end of August on sale now.
      Games in September go on sale on August 3rd from 11:00am JST.
       
    • Dragons [Pending]
      Games through August 29th on sale now.
      Games from August 30th to September 12th go on sale on July 17th from 12:00pm JST.
      Games from September 18th through 23rd go on sale on July 31st from 12:00pm JST.
       
  • Pacific League
    • Buffaloes [Contact: info@orixbuffaloes.jp]
      Games through the end of August on sale now.
      Games in September go on sale on August 1st from 10:00am JST.
       
    • Marines (Japanese only) [Contact Form]
      Games through August 12th on sale now.
      Games from August 20th to September 8th go on sale on July 10th from 10:00am JST.
      Games from September 21st to October 3rd go on sale on August 28th at 10:00am JST.
       
    • Hawks [Contact Form]
      Games through the end of August on sale now.
      Games for September and October go on sale on July 21st from 10:00am JST.
       
    • Eagles [Pending] [Contact Form]
      Games through the end of August on sale now.
      Games in September and October go on sale on July 31st from 10:00am JST.
       
    • Lions [Pending] [Contact Form]
      Games through September 1st on sale now.
      Games from September 12th through October go on sale on July 29th from 9:00am JST.
       
    • Fighters [Change the language in the upper-right hand corner]
      All dates on sale now.
       
  • Japan Sumo Association
     
  • J-League Tickets [Contact Form]
     
  • Tools
    • English to katakana conversion tool
      For when you must sign up with the Japanese service, use this to transform your name to katakana.
      Forms usually ask for your surname first, so copy the name after the ・ as the surname and before the ・ as your given name.

For the All Star Games and Post Season, Nippon Professional Baseball [Contact: npb_info@npb.or.jp] manages ticketing for those events directly. Please inquire with them how you can get tickets for them.

The 8 years [correction: 9 years] that I've been doing this service have been very rewarding in the many baseball fans that I have gotten to correspond with.

I shall continue to see to it that the tickets we have in hand are delivered. Once those are all in the hands of fans and games have been watched, I will most likely return to software development. Elixir is calling to me. And I hope to be able to get a little more sleep than I have since tickets went on sale back in February.

Take care all.