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Visiting Oendan

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Visiting Oendan
Are the members of the oendan (cheering section) for the visiting team local fans of the visiting team or do some members travel from the visiting team's city to the opponent's park? If the latter, that must be very expensive and difficult for someone with a full-time job. Do some oendan get paid, and if so, how much and by whom?
Re: Visiting Oendan
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Oct 6, 2015 9:18 AM | YBS Fan ]

Deanna (Marinerds) is our resident oendan expert. I'll give her a shout out and see if she can fill in the details.

Based on my own observations, there are local oendan to many regions. If it's a long way to go, a traveling oendan will usually only do so for weekend and holiday games. But I have no idea about professional or subsidized status.

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