Kashima Soccer Stadium

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Kashima Soccer Stadium
Kashima Stadium 1.JPG
Location Kashima, Ibaraki, Japan
Coordinates 35°59′30.28″N 140°38′25.89″E / 35.9917444°N 140.6405250°E / 35.9917444; 140.6405250Coordinates: 35°59′30.28″N 140°38′25.89″E / 35.9917444°N 140.6405250°E / 35.9917444; 140.6405250
Broke ground March 1992
Opened May 1993
Expanded 2001
Owner Ibaraki Prefecture
Operator Kashima Antlers
Surface Grass
Capacity 40,728
Field size 115 x 78 m
Tenants
Kashima Antlers (1993-present)

Kashima Soccer Stadium (カシマサッカー スタジアム Kashima Sakkā Sutajiamu?) is a football stadium in the city of Kashima, in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. It is the home stadium of the Kashima Antlers, a team in Japan's top football division. The stadium has a capacity of 40,728.[1]

Before the creation of the J. League, Kashima's forerunner, Sumitomo Steel S.C., played at the nearby Sumitomo Steel plant's athletic grounds.

2002 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Kashima Soccer Stadium hosted the following three matches in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Date Time (JST) Team 1 Result Team 2 Round Attendance
2 June 2002 14.30  Argentina 1–0  Nigeria Group F 34,050
5 June 2002 20.30  Germany 1–1  Republic of Ireland Group E 35,854
8 June 2002 18.00  Italy 1–2  Croatia Group G 36,472

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