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If you don't have a ticket, don't bother coming...
2008-02-21 10:11
by Bob Timmermann

The Oakland-Boston opening series in Tokyo has sold out. You could always try to buy a ticket from a friendly yakuza-connected scalper outside the Tokyo Dome. Haggling with organized crime figures in a language that you probably don't speak is not advised.

The AP story linked above repeats the myth that the Tokyo Dome seats 55,000 people.

I can't find a panoramic shot of all the seats, but here's a view looking out from home. And here's a shot looking back toward home. The stadium has just two decks and the top deck tapers down to just a few rows as it gets into the corners. If they sell standing room, there's no good place to stand to see any of the action as the lower deck has a lot of rows. I would guess that there are about 40,000 seats.

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