Saitama Super Arena
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|Saitama Super Arena|
|Location||Saitama Shintoshin, Chūō-ku, Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Opened||September 1, 2000|
|Owner||Saitama Arena Corp.|
|Construction cost||YEN ¥ 20 billion
USD $ 195 million
EUR € 142 million
Saitama Super Arena (さいたまスーパーアリーナ Saitama Sūpā Arīna?) is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Chūō-ku, Saitama City, Saitama, Japan. Its spectator capacity is 37,000 at maximum settings. This main arena capacity is between 19,000-22,500 when events such as basketball, volleyball, tennis, ice hockey, gymnastics, boxing, mixed martial arts, and professional wrestling take place there. It is also the only Japanese arena equipped especially for American football. The arena features a gigantic moveable section of seating which can reduce capacity for smaller events and create a more intimate setting.
It is one of two home arenas to Japan Professional Basketball League team the Saitama Broncos.
- Immediate to JR East Keihin-Tōhoku|Utsunomiya|Takasaki Line Saitama-Shintoshin Station
- 7 minutes' walk from JR East Saikyō Line Kita-Yono Station
- Nikken Sekkei won the international design competition.
- 2000: May 5 preliminary open. September 1 official open.
On December 24, 2004 the arena played host to Music Station Super Live 2004.
On February 7, 2005 the arena hosted WWE Raw for United States cable television network Spike TV. The main event of the Raw hour was Ric Flair vs. Shawn Michaels, and the main event of the Raw Zone hour featured Triple H against Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship.
On April 1, 2007, Berryz Kobo held a concert at Saitama Super Arena, becoming the youngest female group ever to perform there whose members average age did not exceed 14 years (thereby dethroning Morning Musume, whose average was 16.3).
On August 30 and 31, 2008 the arena hosted Animelo Summer Live 2008 Challenge.
On July 12, 2009 the arena hosted Japanese artist and superstar Gackt and his "Gackt Vicualive Arena Tour 2009 Requiem et Reminiscence II Final". This is last premiere of his tour after total 59 performances with enormous success. One part was broadcast on Japanese WOWOW.
On August 22 and 23, 2009 the arena hosted Animelo Summer Live 2009 RE:BRIDGE.
On December 31, 2009 the arena hosted "FieLDS Dynamite!! The Power of Courage 2009" which was hosted by MMA promotions Dream and Sengoku along with kickboxing promotion K-1.
On January 9, 2010 the arena hosted the rock band Nightmare's 10th anniversary concert.
On January 23 and 24, 2010 the arena hosted Green Day as part of their 21st Century Breakdown World Tour. Green Day taped the show for their new live album titled Awesome as Fuck, released on March 22, 2011.
On August 28 and 29, 2010 the arena hosted Animelo Summer Live 2010 evolution.
On December 31, 2010 the arena hosted "FieLDS Dynamite!! ~ Power of Courage 2010" which was hosted by fight promotions DREAM and K-1.
On February 20, 2011 the arena hosted the K-ON! anime live concert Come With Me!!.
On August 27 and 28, 2011 the arena hosted Animelo Summer Live 2011 rainbow.
on November 30 and December 1, 2013, Namie Amuro performed on the arena as part of her "namie amuro FEEL tour 2013" and the filming for its live DVD will take place on the arena, making it Namie's first live DVD for an arena tour.
On September 10 and 11, 2011 the arena hosted L'Arc~en~Ciel as part of their 20th L'Anniversary TOUR
On February 4 and 5, 2012 Avril Lavigne performed to a sold-out crowd of over 35,000.
On 18, 19 and 21 March 2012, Tohoshinki TVXQ hosted their TONE live tour 2012, using the stadium configuration (37 000), the 3 days were sold out.
On 23, 24 and 25 March, Japan's largest idol group AKB48 hosted their concert here to commemorate the start of their whole nation tour.
On August 25 and 26, 2012 the arena hosted Animelo Summer Live 2012 -infinity-.
On August 23,24 and 25 2013 the arena hosted Animelo Summer Live 2013 Flag 9.
On October 26 2013, Sound Horizon hosted their concert "Revo's Halloween Party" here after being absent for three years.
On March 24–30 2014, 2014 World Figure Skating Championships.
On June 15-30 2014, Elay Malinao Yu will perform in Japan on her 2014-2015 world tour.
- Saitama Super Arena architect Ellerbe Becket
- :ja:さいたまスーパーアリーナ as of 2007-07-04T07:48:17
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