Chapter 1 General Provisions
Article 1 (Purpose)
1.The provisions of this contract (hereinafter referred to as the gProvisionsh) specify matters concerning the watching by spectators of games that are hosted by the Nippon Professional Baseball Organization (hereinafter referred to as gNPBh) and any person who has obtained permission of entertainment concerning the games from the NPB (hereinafter collectively referred to as the gHost Organizationh together with NPB) and thus aim to ensure the smooth progress of any game and the safe and peaceful watching of the game by the spectators.

2. The meaning of the following terms shall be specified as below unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

(1) gStadiumh means the stadium where the game is held and the gStadium Managerh shall mean the organization that manages and operates the stadium.

(2) gGameh means annual NPB league championship games, non-official games, farm games and any other games of professional baseball.

(3) gGame watching contracth means a contract concerning entry to the stadium at the date, time and place mentioned on the face of the admission ticket and watching of the game at the seat or place designated according to the admission ticket.

(4) gAdmission ticketh means a certificate for entering the stadium and watching of the game that is issued by the Host Organization or a person entrusted by the Host Organization.

(5) gRegular admission ticketh out of the types of admission tickets means a ticket that a spectator wishing to watch a game obtains from the Host Organization or a person designated by the Host Organization or from a third party without violating the provisions of Article 4 and does not include an admission ticket obtained by other means, an admission ticket whose stub is cut off, an admission ticket cut with scissors or any other tickets separately specified by the Host Organization.

(6) gStaff, etc., of the Host Organizationh includes contracted employees, part-time workers, casual workers, dispatched employees, other employees working under the supervision of the Host Organization, security officers providing services for the Host Organization based on a consignment contract, service agreement or any other agreements and persons related to the Stadium Manager, in addition to the officers and full-time employees of the Host Organization.

(7) gProfessional baseball provisionsh mean the Provisions and provisions concerning game watching specified by a baseball club that belongs to NPB and includes special cheering permission rules, etc., which are sub-regulations, as a matter of course, unless the context otherwise clearly excludes the special cheering permission rules.

Chapter 2 Game Watching Contract
Article 2 (Conclusion of a contract)
1. The game watching contract shall be considered to be concluded based on the Provisions when a person wishing to watch a game has acquired a regular admission ticket.

2. A person possessing a regular admission ticket may enter the stadium and watch the game at the designated seat or place according to the provisions of the regular admission ticket and based on the conditions of the Provisions and as notified by the Host Organization in advance.

3. When entering the stadium, the spectator shall present the regular admission ticket for examination by a means designated by the Host Organization, and in addition, keep the stub of the regular admission ticket at all times after entering and until leaving the stadium and shall show it at the request of any staff, etc., of the Host Organization.

4. An admission ticket and details concerning entry shall be specified by the Host Organization separately in addition to the provisions of Article 7.

Article 3 (Causes for refusal to sell)
The Host Organization shall not sell an admission ticket to any person to whom any of the following items apply. In addition, if a person to whom any of the following items apply obtains an admission ticket by himself/herself or through a third party, the Host Organization may refuse the entry of that person to the stadium based on Article 6.

(1) A person who belongs to an organized crime group or a similar anti-social group (hereinafter referred to as gCrime Groups, etc.h) specified in Article 2 of the Act for the Prevention of Wrongful Acts by Members of Organized Crime Groups, etc. (Act No.77 of May 15, 1991) (hereinafter referred to as a gCrime Group Member, etc.h);

(2) A person who has discontinued being a Crime Group Member, etc. for less than five years;

(3) A person who has an organizational or business relationship with Crime Groups, etc., a Crime Group Member, etc. or belongs to a group that has such relationship;

(4) A person who provides Crime Groups, etc. or a Crime Group Member, etc. with funds or any other benefits, or has a close relationship with them that is not considered to be socially appropriate;

(5) A person who obtains an admission ticket for the purpose of conducting any act violating Article 4;

(6) A person who received a severer penalty than a fine in connection with an act violating Article 4 in a game (including a game not hosted by the Host Organization), an act within the stadium or areas managed by the stadium, or an activity concerning organizational cheering, but for whom five years have not elapsed yet from the date of the finalization of the courtfs decision;

(7) A person who obtains more admission tickets permitted per person than the number separately specified by the Host Organization by himself/herself or through a third party (if it is a group, this provision includes all the persons who belong to the group);

(8) A person who is designated in Article 11 as a person to whom the Host Organization refuses to sell any admission ticket; and

(9) Any other person that the Host Organization has reasonable cause not to sell an admission ticket to, based on its judgment.

Article 4 (Prohibition on resale, etc.)
No person shall have a third party obtain an admission ticket through a resale (including resale through an Internet auction) or by any 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.

Article 5 (Articles that are prohibited from being brought into the stadium)
1. No person shall bring the following articles into the stadium except for cases permitted by the Host Organization.

(1) Guns and swords, fireworks, firecrackers, powerful drugs or any other dangerous articles;

(2) Articles that are likely to prevent other spectators' watching of game by emitting foul odors, making a noise loud enough to disturb the watching of game or in any other ways;

(3) Bottles, cans, iceboxes and any other similar articles;

(4) Pets and any other animals (excluding guide dogs, hearing dogs, etc.);

(5) Articles that have the aim of gaining an excessive number of seats;

(6) Any other articles that are designated separately by the Host Organization or the Stadium Manager.

2. In order to ensure the effectiveness of the preceding Paragraph, the Host Organization may request, upon entry to the stadium, that spectators open their handbags, bags or any other articles and present the contents and may also inspect any hand luggage.

Article 6 (Refusal of entry)
Host Organization may refuse entry to the stadium of any person to whom any of the following items apply.

(1) A person who has no regular admission ticket or refuses to present it;

(2) A person who falls under Article 3, Causes for refusal to sell;

(3) A person who tries to bring in prohibited items specified in Paragraph 1 of Article 5 or does not respond to a request of hand luggage inspection specified in Paragraph 2 of the same Article;

(4) A person who violates a prohibited act specified in Article 8 or is likely to do so;

(5) A person who is extremely drunk;

(6) A person who disturbs the smooth progress of the game or is likely to do so;

(7) A person who carries out an extreme act to prevent other spectators from watching the game or is likely to do so; and

(8) Any other person, whom there is proper cause to refuse entry to the stadium according to the judgment of the Host Organization.

Chapter 3 Watching of the Game
Article 7 (Entry and Leaving)
1. Spectators may enter the stadium after the time designated by the Host Organization and shall leave the stadium promptly after the game is over, following the instructions of the staff, etc., of the Host Organization.

2. When watching a game, all persons shall comply with the matters to be attended to specified as appropriate by the Host Organization in addition to the provisions of the following Article and Article 9, and in addition, shall comply with the instructions of the staff, etc., of the Host Organization.

Article 8 (Prohibited acts)
1. No person shall carry out the following acts without obtaining permission from the Host Organization.

(1) An act to occupy any seats other than the seat designated by the regular admission ticket or an act to hang out in or to watch the game in a passage, stairway, gateway, etc.;

(2) An act to keep an undesignated seat, standing room area, etc., that is not necessary for the person to watch the game;

(3) An act that is likely to disturb the game by using light flashes, light beams or other similar articles;

(4) An act to damage the facilities and goods in the stadium;

(5) An act to sell goods, conduct a campaign or advertisement, distribute a questionnaire or a handbill or any other similar act;

(6) An act that causes inconvenience to other spectators, managers, coaches, players, Host Organization or their staff, etc., shops or any other stadium-related parties by carrying out an act including threats, compulsion of action or inaction, violence, slander or libel;

(7) An act to solicit other spectators for money or goods or any other benefits concerning the gaining of seats, cheering, watching the game, etc.;

(8) An act of intrusion into the grounds, an act to throw things at the spectator seats, the concourse, grounds, etc., an act to climb a fence, ditch, stockade, handrail, net, etc. or hang from them, an act to lean out into the grounds or any other acts that are likely to cause danger to the life, body or property of himself/herself or other spectators;

(9) An act to enter prohibited areas including the grounds, back screen, etc.;

(10) An act to hold a feast, party, gambling, mahjong, etc., that are not appropriate for watching a game;

(11) An act to shout or freely make a noise outside the stadium;

(12) An act to violate the rules of the stadium management specified by the Stadium Manager and matters to be attended to as notified by posting on bulletin boards in the stadium and by other means;

(13) An act to disturb the smooth progress of a game or prevent other spectators from watching a game or act that is likely to do so;

(14) An act to use an admission ticket for crime;

(15) An act to cause damage to other spectators by chasing a ball or for any other reason; and

(16) An act to go against the instructions of the staff, etc., of the Host Organization.

2. Any person who has violated the provisions of the preceding Paragraph (in the case of a group, all the group members; the same shall apply with regard to the rest of this Paragraph) or any person who, according to the judgment of the staff, etc., of the Host Organization, has reasonable cause that is deemed to be equivalent to the causes specified in the preceding Paragraph, shall comply with any matters instructed by the staff, etc., of the Host Organization including the presentation of his/her identification card or his/her facial image.

Article 9 (Cheering activities)
1. No person shall perform any cheering activities listed in the following items when watching a game without obtaining the permission of the Host Organization.

(1) Cheering using trumpets, drums, gongs, flutes or any other musical instruments or similar articles;

(2) Cheering using a cheering flag, banner, etc. that is likely to disturb the watching of the game by other spectators;

(3) Cheering by a group in a way that organizes the spectators or controls the cheering of spectators; and

(4) Any other cheering in a way separately designated by NPB.

2. In cheering a game, all persons shall comply with matters to be attended to specified as appropriate by the Host Organization, and in addition, shall obey the instructions given by the staff, etc., of the Host Organization.

3. The standards and procedures for giving permission as specified in Paragraph 1 of this Article shall be set forth separately by the Organization.


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