Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima

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MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima
Mazda Stadium
MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima facade(2014).jpgMAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima(March 21, 2016).JPG
Full nameHiroshima Municipal Stadium
Location2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Japan
Public transitJR logo (west).svg JR West:
Shinkansen jrw.svg Sanyo Shinkansen
 R  Sanyo Main Line
at Hiroshima
OwnerHiroshima City
OperatorHiroshima Toyo Carp
Capacity32,000
300 for wheelchairs
Field seats
Field sizeLeft Field - 101 metres (331 ft)
Left-Center - 116 metres (381 ft)
Center Field - 122 metres (400 ft)
Right-Center - 116 metres (381 ft)
Right Field - 100 metres (328 ft)
Surfacegrass
Construction
OpenedApril 10, 2009
ArchitectMasuoka Architectural
Main contractorsPenta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd.
Masuoka Architectural Constructors Inc
Tenants
Hiroshima Toyo Carp (NPB) (2009–present)

MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima (MAZDA Zoom-Zoom スタジアム広島, Matsuda Zūmu-Zūmu Sutajiamu Hiroshima), officially called Hiroshima Municipal Stadium (広島市民球場, Hiroshima Shimin Kyūjō), is a baseball stadium in Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Japan. It is used primarily for baseball and is the home of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of the Japanese Central League. The ballpark has a capacity of 32,000 people and opened on April 10, 2009. It replaced First Hiroshima Municipal Stadium and initially retained the old ballpark's official name. The stadium architecture is considered to be labeled as a retro-classic ballpark.[1]

Naming rights[edit]

On November 6, 2008, Hiroshima City gave Mazda Motor Corporation naming rights to the stadium. In October of that year, Mazda proposed to call the stadium "MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima" for the period between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2014. On December 24, 2008, Mazda entered into a contract with the City of Hiroshima regarding the stadiums name and made official the abbreviated name "Mazda Stadium (マツダスタジアム)". The "Zoom-Zoom" name was a reference to a marketing campaign by Mazda.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2012-08-01.

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Coordinates: 34°23′33″N 132°29′02″E / 34.3925°N 132.484°E / 34.3925; 132.484