Hanazono Rugby Stadium
Hanazono on a very overcast day
|Former names||Hanazono Rugby Stadium (1929–Before WWII)
Hanazono Training Field (During WWII)
Hanazono Rugby Stadium (After WWII–1982)
|Location||Higashiosaka, Osaka, Japan|
|Owner||City of Higashiosaka|
|Opened||November 22, 1929|
All-Japan Rugby Football Championship
All-Japan University Rugby Championship
Kansai University Rugby Football League
National High School Rugby Tournament
The Higashiosaka Hanazono Rugby Stadium (東大阪市花園ラグビー場, Kintetsu Hanazono Ragubī-jō) in Higashiosaka is the oldest dedicated rugby union stadium in Japan. There is next to Hanazono Central Park (花園中央公園, hanazono chūō kōen). Owned by city of Higashiosaka, it opened in 1929 and has a capacity of 30,000. It is the stage for the annual National High School Rugby Tournament held every year at the end of December and has hosted important international, Top League games.
Hanazono is the home of the Kintetsu Liners rugby union team.
- Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium
- Level-5 stadium
- Olympic Stadium (Tokyo)
- Japan national rugby union team
- Top League
- 2007-08 Top League
- Higashi-Hanazono Station - Kintetsu Nara Line
- "World Rugby approves revised Japan 2019 hosting roadmap". World Rugby. Retrieved 22 October 2015.