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Rules for watching baseball games

The Tokyo Dome would like the audiences to cooperate in the following matters in order to ensure that they can enjoy events safely and comfortably.

Baggage inspection and body search at the entrance

We conduct baggage inspection when you enter for your safety.
We may also conduct a body search or inspection by a metal detector to strengthen the security in response to a social condition.
We would appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Cases of refusing admission

  • - Those who belong to an organized crime group or an anti-social group similar to such, and those who are in close contact with these groups.
  • - Those who have been banned or refused admission by the organizer, Tokyo Dome or Professional Baseball Organized Crime Exclusion Council.
  • - Those who do not have a legitimate ticket with them.
  • - Those who do not cooperate in baggage inspection at the entrance.
  • - Those who are notably under the influence of alcohol.
  • - Other subjects to refuse admission prescribed in the “Policies for Watching Games,” and those who the organizer and Tokyo Dome decide deserve to be refused admission.

Articles not allowed to be brought in to the Tokyo Dome (articles prohibited from being brought in)

  • - Firearms and swords, fireworks, firecrackers, poisons and other hazardous materials.
  • - Articles which are likely to cause other audiences trouble (such as articles smelling extremely bad or emitting heavy sound).
  • - Bottles, cans, plastic bottles (frozen ones and ones over 500 ml).
  • - Coolers.
  • - Pets (except assistance dogs).
  • - Articles to secure seats excessively.
  • - Cheering implements other than those prescribed in the “Cheering implements” below.
  • - Baggage bigger than the width of the seat.
    Baby buggies excluded. You cannot bring a baby buggy to the audience area to use it, but we keep it for you at the entrance gate.
  • - Other articles prohibited from being brought in prescribed in the “Policies for Watching Games,” and articles which the organizer and Tokyo Dome decide hinder the proceeding of an event and management of the facility, are hazardous or cause other members of the audience trouble.

Actions not allowed (prohibited conduct)

  • - Violent behaviors (such as offensive language, threating, blackmailing, intimidating and violence).
  • - Destructing or damaging the facilities and equipment.
  • - Throwing objects into the audience areas, concourse, field and other places.
  • - Entering the restricted area.
  • - Climbing and hanging onto the dugout, fences, rails or nets.
  • - Hanging out of the fence or railing with a ball or piece of cardboard to ask a player for his autograph.
  • - Asking another member of the audience for money or other profit regarding securing a seat, cheering, watching a game or other matters.
  • - Selling goods, distributing fliers or conducting a survey without permission from the organizer and Tokyo Dome.
  • - Watching a game in a place other than the place provided on the ticket the member of the audience has, or moving to a vacant reserved seat.
  • - Watching a game in evacuation facilities such as the aisle, stairs and exit.
  • - Unnecessarily boosting morale and making noise in and outside the stadium.
  • - Securing an excessive number of seats not necessary for watching for himself/herself in the standing area or non-reserved seat area.
  • - Behaviors which might interrupt a game by using a flash, light or an item similar to these.
  • - Cheering using items other than those prescribed in the “Cheering implements” below.
  • - Using paper tape, confetti and balloon rockets.
  • - Behaviors which could cause other audiences trouble by following a ball, etc.
  • - Excessive cheering causing other audiences trouble.
  • - Other prohibited conduct prescribed in the “Policies for Watching Games,” and acts which the organizer and Tokyo Dome decide hinder the proceeding of an event and management of the facility, are hazardous or cause other audiences trouble.

Cheering implements (such as cheering flags and cheering boards)

  Height Width Flagpole
Cheering flag Within 600 mm Within 600 mm Not allowed
Cheering board Within 600 mm Within 600 mm Not allowed
Small flag Within 500 mm Within 500 mm Within 650 mm, only one per flag
Supporter megaphones, supporter bats 400 mm long or less
Other supporter goods 700 mm or less (approx.) 500 mm or less (approx.)
  • - Cheering with banners or musical instruments (such as a trumpet, drum, whistle and gong) is not allowed.
    (Only the private cheering groups permitted by the Professional Baseball Organized Crime Exclusion Council can use them in accordance with the “Special Cheering Permission Regulations.”)
  • - Use cheering implements that are not particularly bigger than your seat.
  • - We may also refuse implements within the size mentioned above which cause other members of the audience trouble.
  • - Hold a cheering flag or cheering board by yourself.
    (In case that more than one person holds the implement, it will be regarded as a “banner,” which is prohibited.)
  • - You can attach two handles to a cheering flag to make it easier to hold, but handles sticking out of a flag cannot be used.
  • - The contents of small flags, cheering flags and cheering boards should be limited to the ones used to cheer for the team and players.
    (The contents which are contrary to public order and morality, or include slanders are prohibited as well as the designs which the organizer decides are not appropriate for cheering baseball.)
  • - Other cheering implements prescribed in the “Policies for Watching Games” are not allowed as well as the cheering implements which the organizer and Tokyo Dome decide hinder the proceeding of an event and management of the facility.

Smoking

  • - In the Tokyo Dome, smoking is prohibited in both the audience areas and concourse except a few smoking rooms.
    Please use a smoking room or designated smoking area (outside the gate) if you smoke.
    The smoking rooms may not be available for some events.

Cheering while watching the Giants’ games

  • - Please refrain from cheering for the Giants in the visiting rooters’ seats and cheering for the visiting team in the Giants’ rooters’ seats behind left field not to cause trouble between members of the audience.
  • - The reserved seats behind left field (except the visiting rooters’ seats and the Giants’ rooters’ seats behind left field) are the area where both Giants fans and visiting team fans use. Please respect each other in order to enjoy watching the game.
  • - The outfield stands, Orange seats, rooters’ seats behind the infield are the areas where you can stand up to cheer.
  • - The approximate size of the “Other supporter goods” described above are 700 mm long and 500 mm wide. Please refrain from using a hard material.
    In the Excite Seat, this type of cheering instrument is prohibited for use from a safety perspective.
  • - Please refrain from any actions to demean the other team and possibly to provoke the fans of the other team (such as breaking, dragging and stomping the mascot goods of the other team) in and outside the stadium not to cause trouble.

Re-entry

  • - Re-entry is not allowed (this shall not apply to the cases where the organizer approves). But Re-entry has been allowed for the official Giants’ games since 2006.
    (Prescribed procedures are required in the case of re-entry.)

Injury by a batted ball or broken bat

Watch out for batted balls and broken bats!

  • - In professional baseball games, attendants blow an “alarm whistle” to warn of danger when a foul ball or a home run ball during practices flies.
    Please pay careful attention to the direction of a ball.
  • - Balls and goods can be thrown in the stands as fan service. Please pay careful attention not to get hurt (before a game starts, between innings, when a home run is launched or after a game ends).
    It is very dangerous to chase a ball. Please do not leave your seat when balls are thrown in.
  • - A broken bat or its debris may fly into the stands when batting a ball. Please pay careful attention, too.

* In the case that you get hurt from a batted ball, throw-in service or a broken bat, we will give you first aid, but we are not responsible any further. Please let the attendant near you know if you get hurt.