Ōita Bank Dome
|Former names||Ōita Stadium, Big Eye
Kyushu Oil Dome (2006-2010)
|Operator||Daisen Co., Ltd.|
|Capacity||40,000 (former 3,000 movable seats were removed)|
|Field size||105 x 68 m|
|Construction cost||yen ¥ 25 billion|
|General contractor||Takenaka Corporation etc.|
|Oita Trinita (2001-present)|
The stadium is currently called Ōita Bank Dome (大分銀行ドーム Ōita Ginkō Dōmu?), or Daigin Dome (大銀ドーム Daigin Dōmu?) as an abbreviated form, by naming rights. It was formerly called as Kyushu Oil Dome (九州石油ドーム Kyūshū Sekiyu Dōmu?) sponsored by the Kyushu Oil Co. until early 2010. It is primarily used for football, and is the home field of J. League club Oita Trinita. It was designed by the famous architect Kisho Kurokawa, and built by KT Group, Takenaka Corporation.
Ōita Stadium opened in May 2001 and originally had a capacity of 43,000. But after 2002 FIFA World Cup ended, 3,000 movable seats in front of the ground were removed, so its current capacity is 40,000 .
The stadium hosted 3 games during the 2002 FIFA World Cup;
First Round matches
Ōita Stadium has a retractable dome roof with roof system driven by a wire traction system.
Other Features of the stadium:
- Building Area: 51,830 m²
- Total Floor Area: 92,882 m²
- Covered Area: 29,000 m²
- Stand Inclination: Max. 33 degree angle
Other domed football stadiums in Japan:
The stadium was featured in a documentary TV series Big, Bigger, Biggest.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ōita Stadium.|
- (Japanese) Dome - Oita Sports Park
- The Big Bigger Biggest program featured the Ōita Bank Dome (50:10, YouTube video)