Mazda Axela Prize hatchback to be awarded to the fans’ favorite player during Japanese pro baseball 2009 all-star games

Mazda has created the Mazda Axela Prize, a brand new Mazda Axela hatchback, which will be presented to the player who makes the best impression on fans through his exciting play during the two Japanese pro baseball 2009 all-star games. The selected player will receive an all-new front-wheel drive Mazda Axela compact with a 2.0-liter engine. Equipped with standard features that include i-stop, Mazda’s unique engine stop/start system, Mazda’s latest eco-sports car delivers advanced environmental and safety attributes alongside superb driving performance.

The games will be played at the Sapporo Dome on July 24 and at the MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima on July 25, 2009.