Fukuda Denshi Arena

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Fukuda Denshi Arena
Fukuda Denshi Arena (2008).jpg
Location1-20 Kawasaki-cho, Japan Chūō-ku, Chiba, Japan
Coordinates35°34′39″N 140°07′22″E / 35.577545°N 140.122912°E / 35.577545; 140.122912Coordinates: 35°34′39″N 140°07′22″E / 35.577545°N 140.122912°E / 35.577545; 140.122912
Public transitJR East:
Sotobō Line, Uchibō Line and Keiyō Line at Soga
OwnerChiba City
OperatorShimizu-group & Toyo Gleen
Capacity19,781 (Football)
Field size105 x 68 m
ScoreboardDiamond Vision
Broke ground2005
Construction cost8,000 million yen (JPY)
$ 68.7 million
£ 36.4 million
54 million
JEF United Ichihara Chiba
exterior of Fukuda Denshi Arena (Dec 10, 2011)

Fukuda Denshi Arena (フクダ電子アリーナ, Fukuda Denshi Ariina), known commonly as Fuku-Ari (フクアリ), is a football stadium in Chiba, Japan. It was completed in 2005 and is home to the J. League club JEF United Ichihara Chiba following their move from the Ichihara Seaside Stadium. This stadium has 18,500 seats and 1,281 standings. Full capacity is 19,781.

Originally named Chiba Soga Football Stadium (千葉市蘇我球技場, Chiba-shi Soga Kyūgijō), Fukuda Denshi, a medical electric instrument manufacturer, won the naming rights after outbidding several other candidates.

The location is a former Kawasaki Steel factory site.

The first international match was held on 30 May 2009, as the men's national teams of Belgium and Chile played out a 1-1 draw.


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