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Outline of the "Provisions of the Game Watching Contract" and
"Rules on Permission for Special Cheering”

An outline of the “Provisions of the Game Watching Contract” and “Rules on Permission for Special Cheering” is as follows:

(They are abbreviated as “Provisions” and “Rules.”)

  1. (1) Peaceful game watching right The purpose is to maintain the smooth progress of any professional baseball game and the safe and peaceful watching of any game by the spectators (Article 1 of the Provisions).
  2. (2) Exclusion of Organized Crime Groups The Host Organization such as clubs, etc. may refuse to sell admission tickets or refuse entry to persons, etc., who belong to an organized crime group or a similar anti-social group. If it is found that they are such persons after they have entered the stadium, the Host Organization may have them leave the stadium (Articles 3, 6 and 10 of the Provisions).
  3. (3) Prohibition of the resale of admission tickets The resale of admission tickets that is conducted for profit or business purposes is prohibited without the permission of the Host Organization (Article 4 of the Provisions).
  4. (4) Articles that are prohibited to bring in Any act of bringing dangerous articles, bottles/cans, etc. into the stadium is prohibited (Article 5 of the Provisions).
  5. (5) Prohibited acts Any act to occupy more undesignated seats or space than necessary, to intrude into the stadium, to throw things into the stadium, etc. is prohibited (Article 8 of the Provisions).
  6. (6) Permission system for special cheering groups Cheering using musical instruments requires the permission of the Host Organization (Article 9 of the Provisions). A cheering group who wishes to carry out Group Cheering shall submit an application for permission designated by NPB, who then grants permission if it judges that the cheering group is qualified. If such group violates the Provisions or the Rules, NPB may revoke such permission or suspend the permission for a certain period of time (Articles 2,4,5,6 and 7 of the Rules).
  7. (7) Refusal of entry and measures to prompt violators to leave the stadium If a person tries to bring prohibited articles into the stadium or carries out any prohibited act, etc., the Host Organization may refuse entry to such a person or make the person leave the stadium (Articles 6 and 10 of the Provisions).
  8. (8) Designation of a person to whom the Host Organization may refuse to sell an admission ticket If a person brings prohibited articles into the stadium or carries out a prohibited act, etc., the Host Organization may designate such person as a person to whom the Host Organization shall/may refuse to sell an admission ticket (Article 11 of the Provisions). 

Provisions of the Game Watching Contract

Chapter 1 General Provisions

Article 1 (Purpose)

  1. The provisions of this contract (hereinafter referred to as the “Provisions”) specify matters concerning the watching by spectators of games that are hosted by the Hiroshima Toyo Carp Co., Ltd (hereinafter referred to as the “Club”) and any person who has obtained permission of entertainment concerning the games from the Club (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Host Organization” together with the Club) 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. (1) “Stadium” means the stadium where the game is held and the “Stadium Manager” shall mean the organization that manages and operates the stadium.
    2. (2) “Game” means annual NPB league championship games, non-official games, farm games and any other games of professional baseball.
    3. (3) “Game watching contract” 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. (4) “Admission ticket” 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. (5) “Regular admission ticket” 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. (6) “Staff, etc., of the Host Organization” 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. (7) “Professional baseball provisions” 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. (1) A person who belongs to an organized crime group or a similar anti-social group (hereinafter referred to as “Crime Groups, etc.”) 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 “Crime Group Member, etc.”);
  2. (2) A person who has discontinued being a Crime Group Member, etc. for less than five years;
  3. (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. (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. (5) A person who obtains an admission ticket for the purpose of conducting any act violating Article 4;
  6. (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 court’s decision;
  7. (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. (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. (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. (1) Guns and swords, fireworks, firecrackers, powerful drugs or any other dangerous articles;
    2. (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. (3) Bottles, cans, iceboxes and any other similar articles;
    4. (4) Pets and any other animals (excluding guide dogs, hearing dogs, etc.);
    5. (5) Articles that have the aim of gaining an excessive number of seats;
    6. (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. (1) A person who has no regular admission ticket or refuses to present it;
  2. (2) A person who falls under Article 3, Causes for refusal to sell;
  3. (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. (4) A person who violates a prohibited act specified in Article 8 or is likely to do so;
  5. (5) A person who is extremely drunk;
  6. (6) A person who disturbs the smooth progress of the game or is likely to do so;
  7. (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. (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. (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. (2) An act to keep an undesignated seat, standing room area, etc., that is not necessary for the person to watch the game;
    3. (3) An act that is likely to disturb the game by using light flashes, light beams or other similar articles;
    4. (4) An act to damage the facilities and goods in the stadium;
    5. (5) An act to sell goods, conduct a campaign or advertisement, distribute a questionnaire or a handbill or any other similar act;
    6. (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. (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. (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. (9) An act to enter prohibited areas including the grounds, back screen, etc.;
    10. (10) An act to hold a feast, party, gambling, mahjong, etc., that are not appropriate for watching a game;
    11. (11) An act to shout or freely make a noise outside the stadium;
    12. (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. (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. (14) An act to use an admission ticket for crime;
    15. (15) An act to cause damage to other spectators by chasing a ball or for any other reason; and
    16. (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. (1) Cheering using trumpets, drums, gongs, flutes or any other musical instruments or similar articles;
    2. (2) Cheering using a cheering flag, banner, etc. that is likely to disturb the watching of the game by other spectators;
    3. (3) Cheering by a group in a way that organizes the spectators or controls the cheering of spectators; and
    4. (4) Any other cheering in a way separately designated by the Club.
  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.

Chapter 4 Measures Regarding Violations

Article 10 (Measures for ejection from the stadium)

  1. If any of the following items applies to a spectator, the Host Organization may order the spectator concerned to leave the stadium even during the game or under any other conditions. If, however, the spectator promptly resolves the reason to leave the stadium and it is judged that the degree of inconvenience that the spectator caused to other spectators is slight, the Host Organization may give respite from the order to leave the stadium.
    1. (1) If a cause for refusal of the sale of an admission ticket specified in Article 3 applies to the person concerned;
    2. (2) If a person brings into the stadium a prohibited article specified in Paragraph 1 of Article 5;
    3. (3) If a cause for refusal of the entry specified in Article 6 applies to the person concerned;
    4. (4) If a person violates a prohibited act specified in Article 8;
    5. (5) If a person or a group who has obtained permission based on Article 9 deviates from the scope of the permission or carries out an act that violates the conditions accompanying the permission;
    6. (6) If a person does not comply with the instructions given by the staff, etc., of the Host Organization; and
    7. (7) If the Host Organization judges that the person concerned should leave the stadium for any reason that is deemed to be equivalent to the reasons specified in any of the preceding items.
  2. If the spectator does not leave the stadium in spite of an order to leave the stadium by the staff, etc., of the Host Organization in cases where the Host Organization judges that it is proper to make the spectator leave the stadium, the Host Organization may report this to the police or take measures to prompt the spectator to leave the stadium to the extent that it is appropriate to do so.

Article 11 (Designation of persons to whom refusal to sell an admission ticket applies)

  1. If a person brings in a prohibited article, violates a prohibited act, carries out prohibited cheering activities, violates these Provisions or makes a false or misleading statement in the procedures concerning these Provisions (if a group does such an act, the group member), and the Host Organization judges that such act is malicious, the Host Organization shall designate such violator (if the violator is a group, the group member) as a person to whom the Host Organization shall refuse to sell an admission ticket as specified in Article 3.
  2. In the cases specified in the preceding Paragraph, if such violator belongs to a cheering group, according to the circumstances, the Host Organization shall designate any person who is a member of such group or who was a member of such group at the time of the violation or a member of any other group that belongs to the same association as the said group as a person to whom the Host Organization shall refuse to sell an admission ticket as specified in Article 3.
  3. In cases where a person who falls under Items between 1 to 7 and Item 9 of Article 3 belongs to a cheering group, according to the circumstances, the Host Organization shall designate a person who is a member of such group, a member of any other group that belongs to the same association as the said group and a person who used to belong to the same group or the association at the same time as the person to whom this Paragraph applies to, as a person to whom the Host Organization shall refuse to sell an admission ticket as specified in Article 3.
  4. No person may raise any objection to the judgment made by the Host Organization based on the preceding three Paragraphs.
  5. A person who is designated as the person specified in Paragraphs 1, 2 or 3 of this Article shall comply with the instructions of the staff, etc., of the Host Organization, including the presentation of his/her identification card or a facial image, etc.
  6. If the Host Organization judges that a person who is designated as the person specified in Paragraphs 1, 2 or 3 of this Article reflects on his/her act and that there is no likeliness that such person will repeat the violation, the Host Organization may absolve the person concerned from such designation upon consultation with the Professional Baseball Crime Groups, etc. Exclusion Measures Conference.
  7. If the Host Organization judges that it is necessary in order to judge whether to absolve the person concerned from the designation mentioned in the preceding Paragraph, the Host Organization may set a period for monitoring developments for a particular game or games during a particular term and add a condition that the behavior of watching the game or cheering shall be good during such monitoring period.

Chapter 5 Refund, etc. of the Admission Fee

Article 12 (Refund of the admission fee)

  1. No refund of the admission fee shall be made in cases where entry is refused according to Article 6, or measures are taken to leave the stadium according to Article 10.
  2. In addition to the provision specified in the preceding Paragraph, the conditions and details for the refund of the admission fee shall be specified by the Host Organization separately.  The refund of an admission ticket other than a regular admission ticket, however, shall not be made regardless of the reason of refund.

Article 13 (Limitation on liability)

  1. The Host Organization and the Stadium Manager shall not be responsible for the compensation of the following damage that spectators may suffer. This, however, shall not apply to cases where such damage is caused for reasons attributable to the Host Organization, staff, etc., of the Host Organization or the Stadium Manager.
    1. (1) Damage caused by a home run ball or foul ball, or any other damage caused by activities of game, fan service or practice;
    2. (2) Damage caused by other spectators including riots and disturbances;
    3. (3) Damage caused by the stadium facilities;
    4. (4) Damage caused by an act by the spectators in violation of these Provisions, any rules specified by the Host Organization or instructions of the staff, etc., of the Host Organization;
    5. (5) Damage caused by the refusal of entry as specified in Article 6 or measures for ejection from the stadium as specified in Article 10; and
    6. (6) In addition to the items listed above, damage that occurs in the stadium and areas under its control on the occasion of watching a game.
  2. In the case of the proviso mentioned in the preceding Paragraph, the scope of any compensation of the damages that the Host Organization or Stadium Manager  shall pay shall be limited to direct damage including treatment fees, etc. and shall not include lost profits or any other indirect damage or particular damage. This, however, shall not apply to damage caused by an intentional act or gross negligence of the Host Organization, staff, etc., of the Host Organization or the Stadium Manager.
  3. Spectators shall constantly and carefully observe the course of the balls during practice, home run balls, foul balls, balls thrown in for fan service, etc. and shall pay sufficient attention so that he/she does not suffer any damage.

Chapter 6 Other Provisions

Article 14 (Detailed provisions)

Any other detailed provisions concerning game watching shall be specified by the Host Organization separately.

Article 15 (Jurisdiction)

The sole jurisdiction of the court of first instance for any dispute between the spectators and Host Organization concerning the game watching contract shall be, according to the petitioned amount, the district court or the summary court situated in the location of head office of the Host Organization.

Chapter 7 Supplementary Provisions

Article 16 (Effect)

  1. These Provisions shall come into force on February 4, 2010.
  2. These Provisions may be revised by the Host Organization even during the period of the annual league championship games and the revised Provisions shall apply to the game watching contract concerning any game to be held after the effective date of such revision.

Article 17 (Acts before the Provisions come into force)

If an act that is carried out before these Provisions come into force should have fallen under the provisions of Paragraphs 1, 2 or 3 of Article 11 if these Provisions were applied, the Host Organization may designate the person concerned as a person to whom the Host Organization refuses to sell an admission ticket as specified in Article 3 according to Paragraph 1 or 2 of Article 11.

Rules on Permission for Special Cheering

The Club shall specify the rules concerning special cheering (hereinafter referred to as the “Rules”) based on the provisions of Article 9 of the Provisions of the Game Watching Contract (hereinafter referred to as the “Provisions”) as follows.

Article 1 (Purpose)

  1. These Rules specify the standards and procedures for permission for cheering by a group that organizes spectators or leads them (hereinafter referred to as “Group Cheering”).
  2. Other than the cases based on these Rules, the Club shall not permit cheering in a way specified in each item of Paragraph 1 of Article 9 of the Provisions.

Article 2 (Application for permission)

  1. A group that wishes to carry out Group Cheering shall submit an application form for permission designated by the Club to the Club and shall obtain the permission of the Club in advance.
  2. A group that wishes to submit an application for permission specified in the preceding Paragraph shall describe the following items in the application form for permission designated by the Club, and shall submit it to the Club after its representative affixes his/her signature and seal to it.
    1. (1) Group name
    2. (2) Name of the representative
    3. (3) Contact information of the group
    4. (4) Number of members in the group (including persons who are always involved in Group Cheering; the same shall apply hereafter)
    5. (5) A name list indicating the name, address and contact information of the group members
    6. (6) Cheering form
    7. (7) Any other matters requested by the Club
  3. If a group that wishes to submit an application for permission based on this Article belongs to an associated organization, such group shall submit to the Club a document describing the name(s) of each cheering group that comprises the associated organization, the name(s) of the officers of the associated organization and any other matters requested by the Club.
  4. A group that wishes to submit an application for permission based on this Article shall submit to the Club, together with the application form for permission, a document guaranteeing that none of the members of its group fall under the provisions of Article 3 of the Provisions, that it will comply with the provisions of the Provisions and these Rules and that each of the members of its group shall conduct their activities with the recognition that they are cheering leaders that serve as a role model for general spectators.
  5. A group that wishes to submit an application for permission based on this Article shall not make a false statement or non-statement in the application form for permission, any attachment to the application form for permission or any other related documents.
  6. If there arises a change in the matters described in the application form for permission or its attachment(s) after its submission based on this Article, the group shall promptly submit such change to the Club in writing.
  7. The Club may set the detailed rules of the application procedures for permission based on this Article as appropriate.

Article 3 (Personal Information)

  1. The name list and any other personal information obtained concerning these Rules (hereinafter referred to as “Name List, etc.”) shall be used for the purpose of judging the cause of Article 3 of the Provisions concerning the group, understanding and managing the circumstances of cheering, operating the Provisions and these Rules, and any other related matters.
  2. All the information described in the Name List, etc. shall be jointly used within the scope of the purposes specified in the preceding Paragraph by NPB, leagues and club teams comprising NPB and the Stadium Manager concerning the games which these parties are related to.
  3. In addition to other cases permitted in laws and regulations, the Club shall supply the Name List, etc. to security companies and others, within the scope necessary for achieving the purpose specified in Paragraph 1, such as NPB, leagues and club teams comprising NPB, Stadium Manager and any third party entrusted by the Club or the Stadium Manager.
  4. In addition to the provisions of this Article, the Club shall manage the Name List, etc. according to the Rules to Protect Personal Information specified separately by the Club.

Article 4 (Permission)

  1. The Club shall, based on the application for permission specified in Article 2, permit Group Cheering to a group that, according to the judgment of the Club, it is appropriate to admit Group Cheering, based on the requirements and procedures specified by the Club, from among the groups to which none of the causes in each item of Article 5 applies.
  2. Any group that submits an application for permission to the Club as specified in Article 2 shall not provide or offer to provide money or gifts or other benefits to the staff, etc. of the Club or carry out any act that may cast doubt on the fairness of the application procedures for permission, concerning such application procedures for permission.
  3. Concerning a group to which any of the causes specified in Article 5 applies, taking into consideration the time such cause occurred, the contents of such cause, the situation of the members concerning such cause and any and all other circumstances, the Club may permit Group Cheering to such group if the Club judges that it is appropriate to do so.
  4. If the Club judges that it is necessary to do so in order to make a judgment for Paragraphs 1 and 3, concerning a group that submits an application for permission, the Club may permit Group Cheering experimentally for a particular game only or games during a particular period only.
  5. The permission specified in Paragraphs 1 and 3 shall be granted every fiscal year of league championship games by specifying a period.

Article 5 (Cause for disqualification)

If any of the causes listed in the following items applies to a group, such group cannot be granted the permission specified in Paragraph 1 of Article 4.

  1. (1) A group that a group member who falls under any of the items of Article 3 of the Provisions belonged to or was involved in before, or belongs to or is involved in now;
  2. (2) A group that a group member who has been ordered to leave the stadium in a game hosted by the Club or an organization other than the Club belonged to or was involved in before, or belongs to or is involved in now;
  3. (3) A group that a group member who violates any of the items of Article 8 of the Provisions or is likely to do so belonged to or was involved in before, or belongs to or is involved in now;
  4. (4) A group that a group member who does not comply with the conditions specified by the Club or the instructions of the staff, etc. of the Club or is likely not to do so belonged to or was involved in before, or belongs to or is involved in now;
  5. (5) In cases where the group belongs to an associated organization, a group which belongs to an associated organization whose present or past officer, staff, operational manager or any other person in a similar position falls under any of the causes listed in each item of Article 3 of the Provisions;
  6. (6) In cases where the group belongs to an associated organization, a group which belongs to an associated organization whose present or past officer, staff, operational manager or any other person in a similar position violates any of the items of Article 8 of the Provisions or is likely to do so;
  7. (7) In cases where the group belongs to an associated organization, a group which belongs to an associated organization whose present or past officer, staff,  operational manager or any other person in a similar position has been ordered to leave the stadium at a game hosted by the Club or any organization other than the Club;
  8. (8) In cases where the group belongs to an associated organization, a group which belongs to an associated organization whose present or past officer, staff,  operational manager or any other person having a similar position does not comply with the conditions specified by the Club or instructions of the staff, etc. of the Club, or is likely not to do so.
  9. (9) Considering the actual circumstances of cheering, situation of the organization and any and all other circumstances of the group, a group that cannot be recognized to cheer for the game sincerely and also cannot be recognized to actively cooperate with the Club in game management.
  10. (10) A group which has reasonable reasons to be unrecognizable as appropriate to permit Group Cheering.

Article 6 (Conditions, etc. for permission)

  1. Concerning the permission specified in Article 4, the Club may add conditions that, according to the judgment of the Club, are appropriate at the time of granting the permission or at a later date.
  2. If the Club judges that it is appropriate to do so, concerning groups that were granted the permission specified in Article 4 (hereinafter referred to as “Permitted Groups”), the Club may permit keeping seats in a certain area, and in addition, permit cheering specified in item (1), (2) or (4) of Paragraph 1 of Article 9 of the Provisions, to the extent that the Club judges it to be appropriate, to ensure that the cheering of the Permitted Groups are conducted smoothly and orderly.
  3. The Club may change the conditions specified in Paragraph 1 of this Article and the contents of the permission specified in the preceding Paragraph as appropriate.

Article 7 (Revocation of permission)

If it is found that any of the Permitted Groups is a group that falls under Article 5 or any of the Permitted Groups or their members violate the Provisions or these Rules, or if the Club judges that it is necessary to do so, the Club may revoke the permission even if it is within the permitted period or suspend the effects of such permission for a certain period of time.

Article 8 (Nature of the permission)

  1. The judgment of permission, etc. based on Articles 4, 6 and 7 is based on the sole discretion of the Club and no person shall have the right to be granted permission based on these Rules, and in addition, no person shall raise any objection to or dispute the permissibility, revocation of the permission, the contents and conditions of the permission or any and all other matters based on these Rules.
  2. The Club shall not announce the reasons concerning the judgment of the permission, etc. based on Articles 4, 6 and 7.

Article 9 (Professional Baseball Organized Crime Group Exclusion Measures Conference)

If the Club judges that it is necessary to do so, the Club shall judge the permission, etc. based on Articles 4, 6 and 7 through consultations with the Professional Baseball Organized Crime Group Exclusion Measures Conference.

Article 10 (Compliance with the Rules, etc.)

  1. Permitted Groups and their members shall, under the recognition that they are cheering leaders serving as role models for general spectators, avoid any disputes with the managers, coaches, players, staff, etc. of the Host Organization, shops and any other stadium-related persons, any other cheering groups and spectators, actively cooperate in the smooth progress of the game and the safe and peaceful watching of the game by other spectators and exert their utmost efforts to cheer in a manner so that they can obtain the understanding of spectators who do not belong to such groups.
  2. Permitted Groups and their members shall not provide or offer to provide the staff, etc. of the Club with money or gifts or any other benefits, or conduct acts that may cast doubt on the fair operation of these Rules.
  3. Permitted Groups and their members shall not abuse the permission based on these Rules nor shall they carry out any acts that may raise suspicion of abuse.
  4. Permitted Groups shall have their members comply with the Provisions, these Rules and the conditions applicable to the permission based on these Rules.

Article 11 (Consultations and reporting)

  1. At the request of the Club, any of the Permitted Groups shall report matters concerning their cheering methods and manners, the status of participation by its members in cheering and other matters, consult with the Club about cheering methods, etc. and actively cooperate with the Club to achieve the purposes of the Provisions and these Rules.
  2. If a Permitted Group recognizes that its members fall under the cause specified in Article 3 of the Provisions or its members violated Article 8 of the Provisions, such Permitted Group shall promptly report such fact to the Club in writing.
  3. In addition to the preceding two Paragraphs, the Permitted Groups shall report on any matters requested by the Club in a form designated by the Club.

Article 12 (Relationship with the Provisions)

  1. These Rules shall be an integral part of the Provisions.
  2. The terms defined by the Provisions shall have the same meaning in these Rules unless the context clearly requires otherwise.