Ōita Bank Dome

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Ōita Bank Dome
Big Eye
Ooita Stadium20090514.jpg
Former names Ōita Stadium, Big Eye
Kyushu Oil Dome (2006-2010)
Location Japan Ōita, Japan
Coordinates 33°12′2″N 131°39′27″E / 33.20056°N 131.65750°E / 33.20056; 131.65750Coordinates: 33°12′2″N 131°39′27″E / 33.20056°N 131.65750°E / 33.20056; 131.65750
Owner Ōita Prefecture
Operator Daisen Co., Ltd.
Capacity 40,000 (former 3,000 movable seats were removed)
Field size 105 x 68 m
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 1998
Opened 2001
Construction cost yen ¥ 25 billion
Architect Kisho Kurokawa
General contractor Takenaka Corporation etc.
Tenants
Oita Trinita (2001-present)

Ōita Bank Dome is a multi-purpose stadium in the city of Ōita in Ōita Prefecture on Kyushu Island in Japan.

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.

History[edit]

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

Round-of-16 match

Features[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Other domed football stadiums in Japan:

The stadium was featured in a documentary TV series Big, Bigger, Biggest.

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