Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium
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|Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium|
Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens
|Location||Takamatsucho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan|
|Demolished||from September 1, 2004 until summer 2005|
|Main contractors||Takenaka Corporation|
|Field dimensions||Left Field: 91.4 m (-1977), 101 m (1978-)
Center Field: 118.9 m
Right Field: 91.4 m (-1977), 101 m (1978-)
|Hankyu Braves (Pacific League/NPB, 1937-1988)→Orix Braves (Pacific League/NPB, 1989-1990)|
The Queen of Pop Madonna performed 3 sold out concerts at the stadium her Blond Ambition Tour in April 1990. The King of Pop Michael Jackson also performed 3 sold out concerts at the venue during his Bad World Tour in 1987.
The stadium was closed on December 31, 2002 and was demolished from September 1, 2004 until 2005.
"Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens" (see picture on the right), a shopping mall containing a Hankyu Department Store, an Izumiya supermarket, Toho cinemas and dozens of smaller clothing, fashion and food outlets, was opened on November 26, 2008, on the vacant lot where the stadium used to be.
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