Showa Denko Dome Oita

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Showa Denko Dome Oita
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Former namesOita Stadium (2001-2006)
Kyushu Oil Dome (2006-2010)
Oita Bank Dome (2010-2019)
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 (2001-present)
2002 FIFA World Cup
2019 Rugby World Cup
National Sports Festival of Japan (2008)
Inter-High School Championships (2013)

Showa Denko Dome Oita (昭和電工ドーム大分) is a multi-purpose stadium in the city of Ōita in Ōita Prefecture on Kyushu Island in Japan.

The stadium is currently called Showa Denko Dome Oita (昭和電工ドーム大分) 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 and Oita Bank Dome (大分銀行ドーム, Ōita Ginkō Dōmu) sponsored by the Oita Bank until early 2019. 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 .

Major sports matches[edit]

2002 FIFA World Cup[edit]

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

2019 Rugby World Cup matches[edit]

Date Time (JST) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
2 October 2019 19:15  New Zealand To be determined  Canada Pool B N/A
5 October 2019 14:15  Australia To be determined  Uruguay Pool D N/A
9 October 2019 18:45  Wales To be determined  Fiji Pool D N/A
19 October 2019 16:15 Winner of Pool C To be determined Runners-up of Pool D Quarterfinals N/A
20 October 2019 16:15 Winner of Pool D To be determined Runners-up of Pool C Quarterfinals N/A

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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