: Classifieds : MyJU :
Stories: News
Browse News Stories: « Previous Story | Next Story »

Buffaloes threaten move from Miyako

Date Posted: 2006-12-28

The Orix Buffaloes, unhappy with Miyako officials after using the island city 13 years as itís spring training site, are threatening to move.

The professional baseball team has been demanding changes to the baseball stadium, or construction of a new facility, in exchange for staying at the Miyako site it has used since 1993. Team leaders are saying the Buffaloes will leave after the 2008 spring training season.

Miyako Mayor Akira Ishimine is being asked by a local baseball society to consider the negative impact an Orix move would have on the city, and to meet with the team owner to appeal for the team to stay in Miyako. The society is telling city officials they should reconsider the teamís maintenance demands. The Buffaloes have asked for improvements to the bullpen and batting cage, or for the city to quickly decide on constructing a second baseball stadium.

The Miyako Chamber of Commerce and the Miyako Tourism Association are both supporting financial moves to keep the baseball team on Miyako. The organizations say a team move away from Miyako would cost the local economy more than •11 billion.

Browse News Stories: « Previous Story | Next Story »

weather currency health and beauty restaurants Yellowpages JU Blog

JU FacebookOkistyleOkistyle

Go to advertising PDF?||?|o?L?qAE?|?}?OA?N?ga`OkiStyle?A??q?qM?oeu^?I`??N?gX?<eth>?<ETH>?ni^?IWanted!!Golden Kings ScheduleOkiNightSeeker