||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia. (January 2014)|
|Kyocera Dome Osaka (July 1, 2006-March 31, 2014)|
|Opened||March 1, 1997|
|Owner||Osaka City Dome Co., Ltd.|
|Architect||Nikken Sekkei, Ltd.|
|Field dimensions||Left: 100.0 m
Left-Center: 116.0 m
Center: 122.0 m
Right-Center: 116.0 m
Right: 100.0 m
|Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes (Pacific League/NPB) (1997-2004)
Orix Buffaloes (Pacific League/NPB) (2005, 2007-present)
Osaka Gold Villicanes (KIBL) (2009-present)
(2001 East Asian Games)
Osaka Dome (大阪ドーム) is a baseball stadium located in Osaka, Japan. Beginning in 1997, the stadium was the home field of the Kintetsu Buffaloes. In 2005, the stadium became one of the homes of the Orix Buffaloes, a result of the merger between the Orix BlueWave and Kintetsu Buffaloes. Prior to the Osaka Dome opening, the Buffaloes played their home games at Fujiidera Stadium. Hanshin Tigers also use the stadium as their "home field" for their season openers and their home games in August because their stadium, Koshien Stadium, is used for high school baseball tournaments during those periods.
Naming rights by Kyocera
As Kyocera Mita Corporation has been advertising at Osaka Dome since April 2003, Osaka City Dome Company Limited offered Kyocera naming rights of the domed stadium in January 2006. On March 2, 2006, Kyocera captured the naming rights of the domed stadium and it was scheduled to be named "Kyocera Dome Osaka (京セラドーム大阪)" on April 1. However, for the reorganization of the Dome Company, the contract entering was delayed and the naming was on July 1. The contract was for 5 years (until March 31, 2011).
Osaka City Dome Company Limited and Kyocera announced their entering into the second contract (from April 1, 2011 until March 31, 2014) together on January 11, 2011.
- A short walk from Dome-mae Chiyozaki Station on the Osaka Municipal Subway Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line and Dome-mae Station on the Hanshin Railway Hanshin Namba Line.
- A 7-minute walk from Taisho Station on the JR West Osaka Loop Line.
- A 9-minute walk from Kujo Station on the Osaka Municipal Subway Chūō Line.
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