The Tokyo Yakult Swallows were originally established as the Kokutetsu Swallows in 1950. The club was renamed as the Sankei Atoms when the ownership was sold to Sankei Newspaper in 1965.

The team brought back the original name after being sold to a food and beverage company Yakult and claimed the first Japan Series title in 1978. The Yakult Swallows won four Central League pennants and three Japan Series championships in 1990fs. They earned another Japan Series title in 2001.

The Swallows made history on June 14, 2009 by hitting 11 base-hits in consecutive at-bats. The record was certificated by Guiness World Record.

In 2014, Yakult is aim to win the first championship in 13 years--with the slogan "SPIRIT OF CHALLENGE"

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yMeiji Jingu Stadiumz
Meiji Jingu Stadium is a part of the huge sports complex including rugby and soccer stadiums. It opened for Tokyo Big 6 Baseball League in 1926, ten years before the first professional baseball game was played in Japan.

The stadium has been the home field of the Swallows since 1964 season. Still, University games are still being held there. In its history, Jingu has hosted 5 Japan Series and 13 All-Star games. Now itfs waiting for the first Japan Series since 2001.
yAccessz
By Subway
ETokyo Metro Ginza LineiG03) Gaiemmae Station: 5 minutes walk from Exit 3
EToei Subway Oedo LineiE25) Kokuritsu-Kyogijo Station: 12`13 minutes walk from Exit A2

By Train
EJR Shinanomachi StationF12`13 minutes walk from Exit
EJR Sendagaya StationF15 minutes walk from Exit

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You may purchase the Swallows tickets in multiple ways.
yIn Non Japanese languagesz
For purchasing Swallows tickets, please ask in different languages at Across No.1 Travel !

gGreat deal!h
Purchase infield reserved seats and you get original small umbrella!


Applicable languages
English,Chinese,Taiwanese,Korean,Spanish,Bengali,Thai and Japanese

TEL
E03-3200-8871

HOUR
EMon-Fri: 10:00-18:30^Sat: 11:00-18:00^SunEHoliday: Close

ADDRESS
E4F. Equinia Shinjuku Bldg.,1-1-17 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, TOKYO 160-0021

HP
EAcross No.1 Travel
http://www.no1-travel.com/branch/axno1_shinjuku.html

Outfield seats are not available at Across No.1 Travel
yIn Japanesez
Convenience store
Circle K Sunkus FamilyMart LAWSON Seven-Eleven

Online store
Swallows Ticket Ticket PIA LAWSON Ticket eplus
Ticket window at the Jingu Stadium
OPENING HOURS
EGame day:
Gate 9 Ticket Box: 11:00-20min after the end of game.
Gate 17 Ticket Box: 15:00-End of the game
Front Gate Ticket Box: 16:00-End of the game

ENon game day:
Gate 9 Ticket Box: 11:00-17:00
Ticket Price
Reserved seat S4,600
Reserved seat A3,700
(4,000 vs Yomiuri or Hanshin)
Reserved seat B2,700
(3,200 vs Yomiuri or Hanshin)
Outfield Reserved seat2,000
Outfield Non-Reserved seat1,600
Infield Table seat
(2 seats table, 4 seats table, 5 seats table or pair seat)
5,100 per seat
(5,600 per seat vs Yomiuri or Hanshin)
Outfield Table seat
(4 seats table or counter seat)
2,300 per seat
(2,600 per seat vs Yomiuri or Hanshin)

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Online store
ETokyo Yakult Swallows Official Online Shop
http://www.shopswallows.jp
EOnline Select Shop
http://www.ys-fan.net/
EGAORA online shop
http://shop.gaora.co.jp/
The Official Merchandise Store at Jingu Stadium
LOCATION
Enext to the Gate 6.

HOUR
EGame day: around 16:00 - 20mins after the end of game
ENon-game day: 11:00 - 15:00
Opening hours may changes without any notices

ADDRESS
E3-1 Kasumigaoka-Machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0013

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Tony Barnette
A Good looking right-hander was selected by the Diamondbacks in the 2006 draft and spent four seasons in the Minor Leagues.In the second season with the Swallows, he established himself as a premier set-up man after being used as a starter in 2010.
Wladimir Balentien
Balentien was born in Curacao, Netherland Antilles. He played with Ichiro as a Seattle Mariner from 2007 to 2009.In the first season as a Swallow, he hit .397 with seven homers in May to win the Central League monthly MVP award.
Lastings Milledge
In 2003, Milledge made his major league debut at the 12th pick of the first draft round to the New York Mets.During the 6 years of his career in MLB, he played in 433 games with 404 hits and 33 home runs.Milledge plays as the leadoff hitter as well as the third and the fifth batter in Tokyo Yakult Swallows. He takes an active part in the team as a five tool player
Yuichi Matsumoto
Yuichi, one of the most successful Japanese-Brazilian baseball players in NPB history, became a Japanese citizen in 2004.His clutch hitting makes him a No.1 pinch-hitter of the Swallows while playing outfield occasionally.
Masanori Ishikawa
Despite his 5f6ff height, Ishikawa has been an ace of the Swallows with his superb control and finesse pitching.He has won 10 or more games eight times in his career and picked up his 100th career victory on May 14, 2011.
Akinori Iwamura
In 2004, he marked 44 home runs as a slugger in the team. He started playing in the MLB from 2007 for the next 4 years. In 2008, he played in the World Series as one of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays player.
yPlayer's Messagez
Tony Barnette
Wladimir Balentien

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yMascotz
The Tokyo Yakult Swallows are a well-balanced ballclub with outstanding veteran players and brilliant young talents, while the manager has known the players since they were in the farm system.

But who is the most popular figure in the Swallows? That would be Tsubakurou, an official mascot of the club since 1994. The fatty male swallow has a younger sister named Tsubami, who considers herself as a sexy swallow. Therefs another mascot, Entaro, a break-dancing swallow.
yStadium DJz
Patrick Yu
Born in Tokyo, grew up in Kobe.
He can speak both Japanese and English.

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