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Tokyo Dome stadium to undergo biggest renovations in its history

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An image of Tokyo Dome’s new display screen, which will be one of the largest stadium screens in Japan

Tokyo Dome, the home stadium of the Yomiuri Giants professional baseball team, will undergo the most extensive renovations in its history, including the installation of one of the biggest stadium screens in the nation, four new types of spectator seats and redesigned entrance gates.

The renovations were announced Monday by The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings, the Yomiuri Giants, Tokyo Dome Corp., and Mitsui Fudosan Co. The project’s schedule was moved up one year, so visitors will be able to enjoy the stadium’s new features from the start of the 2022 season in March.

The goal is to provide a new spectator experience in which guests can fully enjoy the world of the Yomiuri Giants through all five senses. A new full-color LED main vision screen will be installed — at about 126 meters wide, it will be 4.4 times the size of the current screen.

The stadium’s entrance gates and concourses will be redesigned, and the number of digital signage displays that show game play and other images in the concourses will be increased to about 260.

A total of 400 new spectator seats will also be added, comprising four types of group seats that allow two to eight people to watch the game in a variety of ways. In addition, all concession stands and other vendors will be cashless, with face recognition used for admission to the stadium and payment.

Tokyo Dome has been implementing measures since 2020 to make the stadium “one of the cleanest, safest and most comfortable in the world.” This has included improving ventilation and increasing the number of toilets to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.