|Location||3-10 Shin-Yokohama, Konan-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan|
|Opened||April 1, 1989|
|Owner||Yokohama Arena Corp.|
Yokohama Arena (横浜アリーナ Yokohama Arīna?) is an indoor arena located in Yokohama, Japan. The capacity of the arena is 17,000 and was opened in 1989. The arena was modeled after US sports venue Madison Square Garden in New York City. It is a five-minute walk from the closest subway station, Shin-Yokohama Station on the JR/Yokohama Municipal Subway.
As one of the largest concert venues in the Kantō region, it is a frequent location for artists to end their tours. The spacious stage allows for more complex set design and lighting, but the reasonable size makes it easier to sell out than the Tokyo Dome.
2011 Tōhoku Earthquake/Tsunami Relief
After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and resulting tsunami, Yokohama played host as an emergency shelter for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Citizens were allowed the stay the night, and were offered blankets and other amenities. Hideharu Terada, a Yokohama Arena official stated "There has never been a big earthquake like this. [...] People are trickling in. They are all calm."
- 1–4 April 1989: The first events on Yokohama Arena "Delight Slight Light KISS Yokohama Arena opening celebration concert" by Yumi Matsutoya as additional dates of her concert tour "Delight Slight Light KISS Tour".
- 8 and 9 February 1992: Paula Abdul stopped for a worldwide noticed performance with her "Under my spell" tour, which later was publised as a videotape.
- 12 February 1994: Luna Sea performed the last concert of their 93-94 The Garden of Sinners tour, to a sold out audience.
- 9–10 April 1994: hide performed the two consecutive final shows of his first solo tour, Hide Our Psychommunity. Footage from the concerts has been released in several home videos and the second day was released as the live album Hide Our Psychommunity in 2008.
- 11 March 2007: Japanese visual kei rock band, the GazettE, held a finale tour titled Tour 2006-2007 Decomposition Beauty—Final "Meaningless Art That People Showed"
- 6 December 2008: K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 Final, a martial arts competition.
- 8 and 9 December 2010; Japanese-American singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada performed her last concert before her indefinite hiatus, titled "WILD LIFE". The concert was filmed and broadcast across cinemas in Japan, and also streamed on Ustream for international fans.
- 15 December 2010; Japanese Idol group Morning Musume performed their last concert of their Rival Survival concert tour. This performance was also the graduation concert of 6th generation member Eri Kamei and 8th generation members Junjun and Linlin.
- 14 January 2012: Japanese visual kei rock band, the GazettE, held a finale tour titled "Tour11-12 Venomous Cell Finale Omega Live At 01.14 Yokohama Arena". This band has been performed their concert at Yokohama Arena twice.
- 22, 23 February 2012: L'Arc~en~Ciel LE-CIEL Special Live
- 25, 26 & 27 May 2012: Big Bang Alive Galaxy Tour, a 2012-2013 worldwide concert tour held by South Korean boy band Big Bang.
- 30 August 2013: Hatsune Miku Concert in celebration of Hatsune Miku's 6th Birthday Concert (Magical Mirai 2013). This concert also screened in Hong Kong, Taiwan, France, Mexico, LA/NYC Theaters.
- 24 January 2014 Japanese Visual kei the GazettE finale tour titled "CODA" open 12 000 people
- "LUNA SEA: God Bless You". JRock Revolution. 2007-08-27. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
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