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(Baseball Field at Ogano General Sports Park)

Stadium Name Ogano-machi Sogo Undo Koen Yakyujo
Location 334-1 Iida, Ogano-machi, Chichibu-gun, Saitama
Opened 1997
Capacity N/A
Dimensions LF295, CF361, RF295
Surface Infield:Dirt, Outfield:Grass

Getting there 50 minuites by Seibu Kanko Bus from Seibu Chichibu Railway Station.

Splash Hit Into The Mountain Stream

It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon in early June, 2009, when I made a 50 minutes bus trip from Chichibu Railway Station to attend the first Eastern League game in Chichibu, the Lions vs the Swallows.

When I arrived at Ogano Baseball Field, I found that all the infield tickets were already sold out, since they have only a few bench seats both at the first base and the third base side.

Although the facilities are so poor, the ballpark has a rich and peaceful natural environment, featuring a cool mountain stream beyond the outfield berm area.

Field dimensions, 90m to left / right and 110m to center, are relatively small for professional baseball. Actually, in the game I attended, the Lions and the Swallows combined to hit seven home runs, one of which was a splash hit into the stream.

Ogano-machi (Town of Ogano) is located in the center of Chichibu Basin, 70 km northwest of the Metropolis of Tokyo. The baseball field is usually used for amateur baseball games.

Ballpark Rating

  2 riceballs



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