Nishigaoka Soccer Stadium

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Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka
Nishigaoka Stadium 1.JPG
Former names Nishigaoka Soccer Stadium (1977–2012)
Location Kita, Tokyo
Owner Japanese NSSI
Capacity ~9,750
Built 1977-1978
Opened 1977
None full-time

Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka (Japanese: 味の素フィールド西が丘), originally called Nishigaoka Soccer Stadium (Japanese: 国立西が丘サッカー場, Nishigaoka National Soccer Stadium), is an association football (soccer) 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 National Olympic Stadium in Shinjuku.

Officially the stadium's capacity is listed as 10,000, though other estimates range between 9,500 and 9,800. Most matches hosted at the stadium involve Japanese youth national teams. Occasionally the stadium hosted Tokyo Verdy, during their spell in the J. League 2nd Division.


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