A rendering gives a nighttime view of the ballpark and surrounding development planned for the city of Sapporo. (Courtesy HKS)

The next generation of ballparks in Japan was unveiled this week. The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, one of 12 teams in Japan’s top professional league, released renderings and video for a new 35,000-capacity stadium featuring a retractable roof, natural grass, and hot baths at the top of the upper deck in left field.

HKS, the Dallas architect designing G...


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