Kobe Sports Park Baseball Stadium

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Hotto Motto Field Kobe
Hotto Motto Field Kobe
from the outfield bleachers
from the outfield bleachers
Location Kobe Sports Park, Suma-ku, Kobe, Japan
Coordinates 34°40′50.37″N 135°4′24.3″E / 34.6806583°N 135.073417°E / 34.6806583; 135.073417Coordinates: 34°40′50.37″N 135°4′24.3″E / 34.6806583°N 135.073417°E / 34.6806583; 135.073417
Public transit Kobe Municipal Subway Logo.svg Kobe Municipal Subway:
Subway KobeSeishin.svg Seishin-Yamate Line at Sōgō Undō Kōen
Owner Kobe City
Operator Orix Baseball Club
Field size left field: 99.1 m
center: 122 m
right field: 99.1 m
Opened March 6, 1988
Tenants

Orix Bluewave/Orix Buffaloes (Pacific League/NPB, 1991–2004, 2006: home, 2005, 2007-: pre-home)


Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (Pacific League/NPB 2011 (temporary))
Kobe Sports Park Baseball Stadium
(Hotto Motto Field Kobe)

Kobe Sports Park Baseball Stadium (神戸総合運動公園野球場, Kōbe Sōgō-Undō-Kōen Yakyūjō) or officially Hotto Motto Field Kobe is a baseball park in Kobe Sports Park, Kobe, Japan. It is primarily used for baseball, and is one of two home fields for the Orix Buffaloes, the other being the Kyocera Dome Osaka. The stadium also occasionally hosts Hanshin Tigers when their home field of Koshien Stadium is unavailable.

The stadium's field is one of three ballparks in Japan to have an American-style baseball field: An all-grass outfield and infield, with dirt basepaths. It opened on March 6, 1988 and holds 35,000[1] people.

Sponsoring names of Kobe Sports Park Baseball Stadium[edit]

  • 1988–2002: Green Stadium Kobe (グリーンスタジアム神戸)
  • 2003–2004: Yahoo! BB Stadium (Yahoo! BBスタジアム)
  • 2005–2010: Skymark Stadium (スカイマークスタジアム)
  • 2011 -: Hotto Motto Field Kobe (ほっともっとフィールド神戸)[2][3]

Kobe Baseball Stadium is the first baseball park in Japan to install naming rights.

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