Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium

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Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium
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Location Midoridai, Suma-ku, Kobe, Japan
Coordinates 34°40′55.7″N 135°4′48.98″E / 34.682139°N 135.0802722°E / 34.682139; 135.0802722Coordinates: 34°40′55.7″N 135°4′48.98″E / 34.682139°N 135.0802722°E / 34.682139; 135.0802722
Owner Kobe City
Capacity 45,000
Opened 1978
1985
Tenants
1985 Summer Universiade

Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kobe Sports Park, Suma-ku, Kobe, Japan. It is currently used mostly for soccer matches. The stadium holds 45,000. It was built in 1985 for the 1985 Summer Universiade. It hosted the 2006 61st National Sports Festival of Japan main stadium. Local football club Vissel Kobe play some high attendance matches at the stadium.

On May 9, 2007 the Japan national rugby union team played the Classic All Blacks here. The result was a win for the latter, 36–25. Other rugby games, including Top League games are sometimes played at the stadium.

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Preceded by
Guangdong Olympic Stadium
Guangzhou
Asian Athletics Championships
Venue

2011
Succeeded by
Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex
Pune
Preceded by
Commonwealth Stadium
 Canada
Universiade
1985
Succeeded by
Stadion Maksimir
 Yugoslavia