Nagai Stadium

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Yanmar Stadium Nagai
Nagai stadium20040717.jpg
Location Nagai Park, Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, Japan
Coordinates 34°36′50.83″N 135°31′6.42″E / 34.6141194°N 135.5184500°E / 34.6141194; 135.5184500Coordinates: 34°36′50.83″N 135°31′6.42″E / 34.6141194°N 135.5184500°E / 34.6141194; 135.5184500
Owner Osaka City
Capacity 47,816
Field size 105 x 68 m
Surface Grass (107 m x 71 m)
Scoreboard Yes
Construction
Opened 1964 (1964)
Renovated 2007
Expanded 1996
Tenants
Cerezo Osaka (1996–present)
2007 World Championships in Athletics
Osaka International Ladies Marathon (1982–1993, 1997–present, start and finish)
Website
About Nagai Stadium (Japanese)

Yanmar Stadium Nagai (大阪市長居陸上競技場 Ōsaka-shi Nagai Rikujō Kyōgijō?) is an athletic stadium in Osaka, Japan. It is the home ground of J. League club Cerezo Osaka. The stadium has a seating capacity of 47,816.

History[edit]

When Nagai Stadium initially opened in 1964, its capacity was 23,000, and its opening event was a soccer match during the 1964 Summer Olympics. The stadium's seating capacity was expanded to 50,000 in 1996 for the 52nd National Sports Festival of Japan in 1997.

The stadium hosted three matches in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

First round
Quarter-final

Nagai Stadium has been used many times for athletic competitions; it played host to the Athletics at the 2001 East Asian Games and the 2007 World Championships in Athletics. It was also the venue for the annual Osaka Grand Prix athletics meeting which took place every May from 1996 to 2010, and it is still the starting and finishing point for the Osaka International Ladies Marathon, held annually in late January-early February.[1]

Access[edit]

Rail transit[edit]

Osaka City Bus[edit]

Subway Nagai
  • Route 4: Subway Suminoekoen – Subway Nagai – Deto Bus Terminal
  • Route 24: Sumiyoshi Shako-mae – Subway Nagai – Minami-Nagai
  • Route 40: Sumiyoshi Shako-mae – Subway Nagai – Deto Bus Terminal
Nagaikoen-kitaguchi
  • Route 54A: Sumiyoshi Shako-mae → Subway Abiko → Takaai Danchi-mae → Nagaikoen-kitaguchi → Subway Nishitanabe → Furitsu Sogo-iryo-center (General Medical Center) → Sumiyoshi Shako-mae
  • Route 54B: Sumiyoshi Shako-mae → Furitsu Sogo-iryo-center (General Medical Center) → Subway Nishitanabe → Nagaikoen-kitaguchi → Takaai Danchi-mae → Subway Abiko → Sumiyoshi Shako-mae

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nakamura, Ken (2001-05-25). Day One of the East Asian Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-02-28.

External links[edit]

Media related to Nagai Stadium at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Busan Gudeok Stadium
Busan
East Asian Games Football tournament
Final Venue

2001
Succeeded by
Estádio Campo Desportivo
Macau
Preceded by
Busan Gudeok Stadium
Busan
East Asian Games Athletics competitions
Main Venue

2001
Succeeded by
Estádio Campo Desportivo
Macau
Preceded by
Koshien Stadium
Site of the
Koshien Bowl

2007, 2008
Succeeded by
Koshien Stadium