One of the 12 Nippon Professional Baseball teams, and the only team of the Kyushu area. Based in Fukuoka, its home ground is the FUKUOKA YAHUOKU! DOME. Consisting of two leagues with 6 teams each, the Hawks is a member of the Pacific League. A 17-time league champion, they have also won 5 times at the Nippon Series. Former Major Leaguers: Standridge, Sarfate, and Wolfe, and Korean fourth batter Lee Dae-Ho is also part of the team. Let's cheer for them!
At YAHUOKU! DOME, you can see a lot of HAWKS fans in team uniforms and T-shirts of their favorite baseball player cheering on the team. The dances by the HAWK family (mascots) and Honeys (cheerleaders) will add excitement to the entire stadium. After the top of the 7th inning, it's time to sing the team song and release thousands of yellow balloons together with other fans. You can also enjoy "the victory fireworks" display on the day that the HAWKS wins. The below frames introduce courtesy and rules needed to enjoy a live baseball game. Please use this for reference.
Tickets at the door are sold at the ticket desk located in GATE 7 of the YAHUOKU! DOME. Fees vary according to days and seat category. It is necessary to purchase a ticket for children aged 4 years or older. Payment by cash (in Japanese yen) and credit cards are accepted. Advance tickets are sold at ticket agency, on the internet and at convenience stores.
OH Sadaharu is a former baseball player, who holds the world record with 868 homeruns. He also became the first coach of Japan's national team to win the World Baseball Classic Championships in 2006. (Currently, he is the Chairman of the Board of Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS) OH Sadaharu Baseball Museum is 2,150 meters square; one of the largest facilities of its kind in Japan. Here people of all ages will be able to feel the excitement and fascination of baseball, with such features as Homerun Theater showing the footage of the moment when OH made his 756th career home run.
This large scale stadium with the first-ever retractable roof in Japan defies the conventional design standard of a Japanese baseball stadium. The viewers' stands surround 360 degrees around the arena and the seats are wide and have enough space in front and back, which allow you to sit comfortably for a long period of time and enjoy the game.