No spectators to be admitted to Tokyo 2020 events at Sapporo Dome

Following a Five Party Meeting and a meeting attended by heads of prefectures and cities hosting venues held on 8 July, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) initially announced that events at the Sapporo Dome would be open to spectators. However, the Hokkaido prefectural government informed Tokyo 2020 yesterday that it has since decided to hold all events in Hokkaido without spectators, because of the difficulty of preventing travel from Tokyo, where a state of emergency has been declared.

We therefore regret to confirm that no spectators will be permitted at any Tokyo 2020 events taking place at the Sapporo Dome.

The results of the recent ticket lottery appearing on the Tokyo 2020 website from today will initially still be showing details of those who were selected to attend events in Sapporo, but these will be labelled "Ticket Not Available” and it will not be possible to download the tickets.

We sincerely apologise for the disappointment and inconvenience this will cause, and ask for your understanding. We will be contacting all affected ticket holders directly by mail.

List of sessions

Football TOFBL02 Hokkaido Sapporo Dome 21 July 2021 16:30–21:30 Women’s First Round
Football TOFBL05 Hokkaido Sapporo Dome 22 July 2021 16:30–21:30 Men’s First Round
Football TOFBL08 Hokkaido Sapporo Dome 24 July 2021 16:30–21:30 Women’s First Round
Football TOFBL11 Hokkaido Sapporo Dome 25 July 2021 16:30–21:30 Men’s First Round
Football TOFBL19 Hokkaido Sapporo Dome 28 July 2021 17:30–22:30 Men’s First Round