NJPW is trying out a remote cheer system once again for this week's Summer Struggle shows.
The company announced that fans will be able to use the remote cheer system, which is used in baseball and soccer events in Japan, as a way to allow fans to cheer and boo the wrestlers during the show. As part of NJPW's COVID-19 protocols, fans are asked to refrain from cheering loudly and chanting. The shows that this system will use are August 26, 27 and 29, which is the Summer Struggle in Jingu event.
At present, in compliance with our Coronavirus guidelines and in a bid to promote a safe viewing environment, fans in attendance at NJPW events are currently being asked to refrain from using loud voices and chanting. We thank all of our fans for adhering to these requests.
As we continue to look for new ways to encourage our fans to express themselves at live events, we’re excited to adopt Yamaha’s ‘Remote Cheerer Powered by Sound UD’ system for the following events.
Wednesday August 26 Korakuen Hall (test)
Thursday August 27 Korakuen Hall (test)
Saturday August 29 Jingu Stadium
Yamaha’s technology is currently in use in pro baseball and soccer events in Japan, and will offer fans bleeding edge technology to allow their voices to be heard, without having to raise their voice!
(System is only for use by attendees. Attendees will be instructed on the system’s use on arrival in the venue)
NJPW used the August 9 Summer Struggle to test out the beta version of the NJPW Cheer app, which performed the same role as this remote cheer system. The full card for Summer Struggle in Jingu can be seen at this link.