Fukuda Denshi Arena

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Fukuda Denshi Arena
Fukuari
Fukuda Denshi Arena (2008).jpg
Location Japan Chiba, Japan
Coordinates 35°34′39″N 140°07′22″E / 35.577545°N 140.122912°E / 35.577545; 140.122912
Owner Chiba City
Operator Shimizu-group & Toyo Gleen
Capacity 19,781 (Football)
Field size 105 x 68 m
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 2005
Opened 2005
Construction cost 8,000 million yen (JPY)
$ 68.7 million
36.4 million
54 million
Architect Nihonsekkei
Tenants
JEF United Ichihara Chiba (J. League) (2005-present)
exterior of Fukuda Denshi Arena (Dec 10, 2011)

Fukuda Denshi Arena (フクダ電子アリーナ Fukuda Denshi Ariina?), known commonly as Fuku-Ari (フクアリ), is a football stadium in Chiba city, Japan. It was completed in 2005 and is home to the J. League club JEF United Ichihara Chiba following their move from the Ichihara Seaside Stadium. This stadium has 18,500 seats and 1,281 standings. Full capacity is 19,781.

Originally named Chiba City Soga Football Stadium (千葉市蘇我球技場 Chiba-shi Soga Kyūgijō?), Fukuda Denshi, a medical electric instrument manufacturer, won the naming rights after outbidding several other candidates.

The location is a former Kawasaki Steel factory site.

The first international match was held on 30 May, 2009, as the men's national teams of Belgium and Chile played out a 1-1 draw.

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