A lucky baseball fan in Japan was granted an opportunity to enter an empty dome in late June this year through a robot.
Futaba Tsuchiya, 14, visited the Tokyo Dome. She greeted the Yomiuri Giants’ recent win via a monitor placed on the robot she controlled from home.
According to Japan Today, Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) Teams began their seasons without an audience in the stadium . This is due to the still ongoing restrictions implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
Nonetheless, Ms. Tsuchiya is given the golden chance to meet and greet the winning team even from afar.
The ecstatic teenage girl also interviewed two Giants players and had fun conversations with the present cheerleaders.
Later on, she toured around the 55,000-capacity Tokyo Dome.
The Giants, the country’s most popular and successful team, gave one fan to meet them. This is during every home game, but only if they win.
NPB and Japan League last month announced they will allow a limited number of fans to enter stadiums starting July 10.
In the meantime, the Giants encourage their fans to support them from home by posting tweets cheering them in every game.
Further, they reduced the campaign to 120 regular season games per team, while they shortened the playoffs.