Kashima Soccer Stadium

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Coordinates: 35°59′30.1″N 140°38′25.8″E / 35.991694°N 140.640500°E / 35.991694; 140.640500

Kashima Soccer Stadium
Kashima Soccer Stadium 1.jpg
LocationKashima, Ibaraki, Japan
Public transitJR East:
Kashima Line at Kashima Soccer Stadium
OwnerIbaraki Prefecture
OperatorKashima Antlers
Field size115 x 78 m
Broke groundMarch 1992
OpenedMay 1993
Kashima Antlers (1993–present)
Japan National Football Team

Kashima Soccer Stadium (カシマサッカースタジアム, Kashima Sakkā Sutajiamu) is a football stadium in the city of Kashima, in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. It is the home stadium of the Kashima Antlers, a team in the J1 League. The stadium has a capacity of 40,728.[1]

Before the creation of the J. League, Kashima's forerunner, Sumitomo Steel S.C., played at the nearby Sumitomo Steel plant's athletic grounds.

2002 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Kashima Soccer Stadium hosted the following three matches in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Date Time (JST) Team 1 Result Team 2 Round Attendance
2 June 2002 14.30  Argentina 1–0  Nigeria Group F 34,050
5 June 2002 20.30  Germany 1–1  Republic of Ireland Group E 35,854
8 June 2002 18.00  Italy 1–2  Croatia Group G 36,472


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