NJPW To Host Summer Struggle At Jingu Stadium In Tokyo
New Japan Pro-Wrestling will be returning to an outdoor baseball stadium next month in Tokyo.
The company announced they will return to Meiji Jingu Stadium for Summer Struggle on August 29, 2020.
The last time New Japan Pro-Wrestling held an event at the stadium was on August 28, 1999 for the Battle Of Last SUmmer, headlined by The Great Muta vs. The Great Nita.
The stadium has a capacity of 37,933, but will likely be scaled down due to social distancing protocols.
Built in 1926, Meiji Jingu Stadium is the oldest baseball stadium in Tokyo. It is noted as one of the remaining stadiums where baseball legend Babe Ruth played. It was also used for an exhibition baseball game during the 1964 Olympic Games.
NJPW issued the following.
During the New Japan Road event in Korakuen Hall July 20, the culmination of the Summer Struggle tour was announced, taking place in the famous Jingu baseball stadium on August 29. The tour closing event marks only the second time that NJPW has run an outside event in the sacred sporting stadium, Battle of Last Summer in 1999 seeing Shinya Hashimoto face Masahiro Chono, and Great Nita and Great Muta in a No Rope Exploding Ring Deathmatch.
NJPW will bring the heat and the fireworks to wrestling’s biggest summer festival on August 29!
Check out the teaser trailer for the event.