Hiroshima Municipal Stadium (1957)

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First Hiroshima Municipal Stadium
Shodai-Shimin-Kyujo
Hiroshima Municipal Stadium
Location 5-25, Moto-machi,
Naka-ku, Hiroshima
Owner Hiroshima City
Operator Hiroshima City
Capacity 31,984
Field size Left Field - 91.4 metres (300 ft)
Left-Center - 109.7 metres (360 ft)
Center Field - 115.8 metres (380 ft)
Right-Center - 109.7 metres (360 ft)
Right Field - 91.4 metres (300 ft)
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground January 22, 1957
Opened July 20, 1957
Closed September 1, 2010
Construction cost 256 million Yen
Tenants
Hiroshima Toyo Carp (NPB) (1957-2008)

First Hiroshima Municipal Stadium (初代広島市民球場 Shodai Hiroshima Shimin Kyūjō?) was a stadium in Hiroshima, Japan. It was primarily used for baseball, and was the home field of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. It opened in 1957 and held 31,984 people. It stood in the central area of Hiroshima across from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial.

To replace the stadium, the new municipal stadium was completed in March 2009. The first stadium was renamed Former Hiroshima Municipal Stadium (旧広島市民球場 Kyū Hiroshima Shimin Kyūjō?) on April 1, 2009, and used for amateur baseball. The first municipal stadium was closed on September 1, 2010.

The stadium disuse bylaw was concluded by the Hiroshima municipal assembly in June 2010 and the stadium was slated for demolition. In October of the same year, stadium memorabilia was auctioned off and demolition started on November 29. It was completed on February 28, 2012, leaving only a portion of the right field stands (35m x 6m) to be preserved for future generations.

The 23rd National Snack Exhibition will be held on the site of the former Municipal Stadium from April 19 to May 12.

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Coordinates: 34°23′49.14″N 132°27′17.85″E / 34.3969833°N 132.4549583°E / 34.3969833; 132.4549583