Nishigaoka Soccer Stadium
|Former names||Nishigaoka Soccer Stadium (1977–2012)|
Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka (Japanese: 味の素フィールド西が丘), originally called Nishigaoka Soccer Stadium (Japanese: 国立西が丘サッカー場, Nishigaoka National Soccer Stadium), is an association football (soccer) stadium in Kita, Tokyo. It was renamed on 1 May 2012 after the naming rights by Ajinomoto expired after five years.
Officially the stadium's capacity is listed as 10,000, though other estimates range between 9,500 and 9,800. Most matches hosted at the stadium involve Japanese youth national teams. Occasionally the stadium hosted Tokyo Verdy, during their spell in the J. League 2nd Division.
- "「味の素フィールド西が丘」で新たにスタートします！" [Running with the name "Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka"!] (PDF) (in Japanese). National Agency for the Advancement of Sports and Health, Japan. Retrieved 2012-05-30.
- "味の素(株)、日本で唯一の国立サッカー専用競技場"西が丘サッカー場"のネーミングライツ取得。「味の素フィールド西が丘」に。" [Ajinomoto obtained the naming right for Nishigaoka Soccer Stadium, the only national soccer-specific stadium in Japan - the name is "Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka"] (in Japanese). Ajinomoto. 2012-05-03. Retrieved 2012-05-30.
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