DO YOU LOVE BASEBALL? DO YOU LOVE CHEERING?
If so, we have the perfect event for you!
The Seattle Mariners Japanese-style Cheering Section!
Come join the Hyogo Business and Cultural Center as we bring a piece of Japanese baseball to Safeco field!
Date: August 21st
Where: Safeco Field
What is Japanese style cheering?Anyone who has visited a ballpark in Japan can tell you the crowd truly makes the game. Organized “oendan” or “cheering sections” lead the crowds in chants, songs, and cheers while their team is up at bat. Come be a part of this energetic and fun experience, and help cheer our Mariners to victory!
-Informational handouts about what is going on around people are distributed to help people understand or participate!
-Overall attitude of the section is fun, family-friendly and energetic!
More fun facts:
Cheering is organized by cheerleaders; they usually wear an agreed-upon matching look to set them apart from the crowd. They typically have whistles to help coordinate rhythm and timing.
Typically, one or two large flags in the team colors can be found within each seating area. The flags themselves are only waved during home team member’s at bats.
Next to the cheerleaders, a 2-5 member band helps with keeping the rhythm of the chant, as well as other specialized songs/cheers that may require melodic accompaniment.
What does it all look like? Here are some examples:
At Bat Chants:
Situation Specific Chants:
Interested? Just fill out the form below and we hope to see you there! Tell your friends and family!