Tokyo Dome City Hall
Tokyo Dome City Hall (originally JCB Hall) is a sport, fashion show, circus, and live music hall located in Tokyo, inside of Tokyo Dome City. It is on the opposite corner of the Tokyo Dome, and has a variety of events at any given time, including Boxing and live concerts. The hall was purchased by the Japan Credit Bureau (JCB), a Credit Card Company, and it opened on March 19, 2008.
The building, also known as Mitsupoto (Meets Port) hall, is a commercial arts facility. JCB Hall is the underground portion of the Mitsupoto complex, and it is the primary location for most of the larger events that take place live. It is host to the Animax Anison Grand Prix anime song music competition.
Although most of the sporting events take place at the Tokyo Dome, the JCB Hall is considered one of the primary spots in Tokyo Dome City for smaller scale sporting events, like Boxing, wrestling and some mixed martial arts. It also is going to be the future site of most small scale circuses. There are also a variety of food choices available on multiple floors of the complex.
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In order to reach the JCB Hall, any of the stations that can get one close to the Tokyo Dome will work well, including the JR Chuo-Sobu Line, the Mita Line, the Marunouchi Line and the Nanboku Line. One should get off at Suidobashi Street for the first two lines, and Korakuen Street for the next two lines. One can also take the JR St. aqueduct, where it is a 1 minute walk from the gate, or take the Toei Mita aqueduct and get off at the A2 stop.
Standing, JCB Hall can fit approximately 3,100 people, though this number varies depending on the seating charts for the different events. For example, the stage is set in such a way that during fashion shows it seats less than 1600. Since the complex is brand new, JCB Hall has a state-of-the-art sound system, complete with a sound absorbing acoustic wall. The seats in the complex are designed for comfort as well. The stage is set up in such a way that it is extremely versatile, and can be switched out depending on the event. For example, when the circus is playing they tend to use a circle stage, but when a concert is playing the stage is converted into a rectangular shape. When a boxing match is taking place, the back of the stage can be removed in order to seat extra chairs.
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