Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka

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Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka
Nishigaoka Stadium 1.JPG
Former names Nishigaoka Soccer Stadium (1977–2012)
Location Kita, Tokyo
Public transit Toei Subway:
IMita Line at Motohasunuma
Owner Japan Sports Council
Capacity 7,137
Construction
Built 1969
Opened 1972
Tenants
FC Tokyo U-23

Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka (味の素フィールド西が丘), originally called Nishigaoka Soccer Stadium (国立西が丘サッカー場, Nishigaoka National Soccer Stadium), is a football stadium in Kita, Tokyo. It was renamed on 1 May 2012 after the naming rights by Ajinomoto expired after five years.[1][2]

The stadium is named for Japan Institute of Sports Sciences, which administers it, and is not actually the national stadium; that role is taken by the Tokyo National Stadium in Shinjuku.

The Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka current capacity is 7,137 [3] and is the home stadium of J3 League club FC Tokyo U-23.

Also, some matches hosted at the stadium involve Japanese youth national teams. Occasionally the stadium hosted Tokyo Verdy's J2 League matches.

Transportation[edit]

Access to the stadium is from Motohasunuma Station on the Toei Mita Line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 「味の素フィールド西が丘」で新たにスタートします! [Running with the name "Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka"!] (PDF) (in Japanese). National Agency for the Advancement of Sports and Health, Japan. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  2. ^ 味の素(株)、日本で唯一の国立サッカー専用競技場"西が丘サッカー場"のネーミングライツ取得。「味の素フィールド西が丘」に。 [Ajinomoto obtained the naming right for Nishigaoka Soccer Stadium, the only national soccer-specific stadium in Japan - the name is "Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka"] (in Japanese). Ajinomoto. 2012-05-03. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  3. ^ http://www.jleague.jp/en/match/j3/2017/032509/ticket/ Stadium Info AJINOMOTO FIELD NISHIGAOKA

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Coordinates: 35°46′9″N 139°42′28″E / 35.76917°N 139.70778°E / 35.76917; 139.70778