So why are the Yokohama B-Corsairs holding regular-season games in Hiratsuka, Odawara and Ebina, among other locales? Yokohama is its home.
The team has a golden opportunity to grow its fan base in a big, diverse, multicultural city, a city where all of its regular-season games should be held. But it needs to take advantage of the size of Yokohama to market itself -- and sell tickets.
The preseason is the time for barnstorming -- then and only then.
In a nutshell, the B-Corsairs approach to scheduling games is like the entire bj-league's. It's illogical. It is, in reality, one of the league's chief problems, maybe its biggest one.
Pro teams ought to have, well, home-court advantage.
Which means they ought to play their games at ONE facility the majority of the time. After all, this is pro sports not a traveling circus.
And by having games primarily at one facility, fans get in the habit of going there game after game, making that place a special part of their leisure time. It becomes a tradition to visit (fill in the blank). Just like New York Yankees fans showing up to Yankee Stadium generation after generation.