With the coronavirus outbreak spreading throughout multiple countries, Stardom has announced that it has canceled various events.
Stardom revealed on social media the following event dates have been canceled: February 19, February 20 (a fan signing event), February 22, February 23, February 29 and the day/night shows on March 14. A press conference on February 20 and a Korakuen Hall show on March 8 will continue as scheduled, but no fans will be allowed to be in attendance. Refunds will be offered for those who purchased tickets.
The March 8 show is now being described as an "Empty Arena" show, but the promotion did reveal that those who wish to view the show can do so for free on Stardom's YouTube channel.
Due to the current Coronavirus situation in Japan, the following precautionary measures are being taken:— We Are Stardom (@we_are_stardom) February 18, 2020
2.19 Mayu Iwatani Birthday Fan Event - cancelled
2.20 Fan signing event - cancelled
2.20 Press conference - will be held, but no fans in attendance
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2.22 Osaka show - cancelled— We Are Stardom (@we_are_stardom) February 18, 2020
2.23 Nagoya show - cancelled
2.29 Shinkiba show - cancelled
3.8 Korakuen Hall show - will be held, Empty Arena (no fans in attendance)
3.14 Osaka Day and Night shows - cancelled
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Refunds to these shows are available. If you are from a foreign country and have tickets, please email we.are.stardom @ gmail.com and we will help you resolve your case as efficiently as possible.— We Are Stardom (@we_are_stardom) February 18, 2020
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
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Stardom isn't the only Japanese wrestling promotion that has made an announcement regarding its live events in the wake of the coronavirus. NJPW announced that all of its currently scheduled live events are moving forward as planned.
As of this writing, there are nearly 2,000 confirmed deaths as a result of the coronavirus, according to Worldometers.com.