Ōita Bank Dome

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Oita Bank Dome
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Ooita Stadium20090514.jpg
Former namesOita Stadium (2001-2006)
Kyushu Oil Dome (2006-2010)
LocationJapan Ōita, Japan
Coordinates33°12′2″N 131°39′27″E / 33.20056°N 131.65750°E / 33.20056; 131.65750Coordinates: 33°12′2″N 131°39′27″E / 33.20056°N 131.65750°E / 33.20056; 131.65750
OwnerŌita Prefecture
OperatorDaisen Co., Ltd.
Capacity40,000 (former 3,000 movable seats were removed)
Field size105 x 68 m
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground1998
Opened2001
Construction cost¥25 billion
ArchitectKisho Kurokawa
General contractorTakenaka Corporation etc.
Tenants
Oita Trinita

Oita Bank Dome (大分銀行ドーム) is a multi-purpose stadium in the city of Ōita in Ōita Prefecture on Kyushu Island in Japan.

The stadium is currently called Oita Bank Dome (大分銀行ドーム, Ōita Ginkō Dōmu), or Daigin Dome (大銀ドーム, Daigin Dōmu) as an abbreviated form, by naming rights. It was formerly called as Kyushu Oil Dome (九州石油ドーム, Kyūshū Sekiyu Dōmu) sponsored by the Kyushu Oil Co. until early 2010. It is primarily used for football, and is the home field of J. League club Oita Trinita. It was designed by the famous architect Kisho Kurokawa, and built by KT Group, Takenaka Corporation.

History[edit]

Oita Stadium opened in May 2001 and originally had a capacity of 43,000. But after 2002 FIFA World Cup ended, 3,000 movable seats on the track were removed, so its current capacity is 40,000 .

The stadium hosted 3 games during the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
10 June 2002 Tunisia Tunisia 1–1 Belgium Belgium Group H 39,700
13 June 2002 Mexico Mexico 1–1 Italy Italy Group G 39,291
16 June 2002 Sweden Sweden 1–2 (asdet) Senegal Senegal Round of 16 39,747

Future Events[edit]

The stadium has been announced as one of the venues for 2019 Rugby World Cup which will be the first Rugby World Cup to be held in Asia.[1]

Features[edit]

Ōita Stadium has a retractable dome roof with roof system driven by a wire traction system.

Other Features of the stadium:

  • Building Area: 51,830 m²
  • Total Floor Area: 92,882 m²
  • Covered Area: 29,000 m²
  • Stand Inclination: Max. 33 degree angle

See also[edit]

Other domed football stadiums in Japan:

The stadium was featured in a documentary TV series Big, Bigger, Biggest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Rugby approves revised Japan 2019 hosting roadmap". World Rugby. Retrieved 22 October 2015.

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