Nissan Stadium (Yokohama)

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Nissan Stadium
Nissan International Stadium Yokohama.jpg
The stadium in 2020
Full nameNissan Stadium
Former namesInternational Stadium Yokohama (1998–2005)
LocationShin-Yokohama Park 3302-5 Kozukue-cho, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Coordinates35°30′36.16″N 139°36′22.49″E / 35.5100444°N 139.6062472°E / 35.5100444; 139.6062472
Public transitJR Central:
Shinkansen jrc.svg Tokaido Shinkansen at Shin-Yokohama
JR East:
JH Yokohama Line at Kozukue
Yokohama Municipal Subway:
Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line symbol.svg Blue Line at Shin-Yokohama
OwnerYokohama City
OperatorYokohama Sports Association,
Yokohama F. Marinos
Field size107 m x 72 m[1]
Opened1 March 1998
Construction cost¥60.3 billion
Yokohama F. Marinos (1999–present)
Inside the stadium

Nissan Stadium (日産スタジアム, Nissan Sutajiamu), also known as International Stadium Yokohama (横浜国際総合競技場, Yokohama Kokusai Sōgō Kyōgi-jō), is a sports venue in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, which opened in March 1998. It is the home stadium of Yokohama F. Marinos of the J1 League.

International Stadium Yokohama had the highest seating capacity of any stadium in Japan for 21 years, with a total of 75,000 seats, up until the New National Stadium in Tokyo was opened in November 2019.[1] It hosted three first-round games during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and the final game between Germany and Brazil was played there on 30 June 2002. The stadium is one of the planned football venues for the 2020 Summer Olympics.[2] The stadium has also been selected as one of the venues for 2019 Rugby World Cup and hosted the final of the tournament. This decision was taken by World Rugby after Japan announced that the proposed new National Stadium would not be completed in time.[3]

On 28 August 2009, Nissan Motors announced that they would not renew the contract for the naming rights of the stadium, which expired on 28 February 2010.[4] But negotiations continued with the city, and a new agreement for three more years was completed. On 28 February 2013, Yokohama City as the stadium's owner renewed the contract for 3 years from 1 March 2013 until 29 February 2016 in a deal worth 150 million yen a year.[5] On 1 December 2015, Yokohama City renewed the contract for 5 years from 1 March 2016 until 28 February 2021 in another deal worth 150 million yen a year.[6]

FIFA Club World Cup[edit]

International Stadium Yokohama has been hosting the FIFA Club World Cup since 2003, first as European/South American Intercontinental Cup and later the Club World Cup.

The first edition held in Yokohama was the match between Real Madrid and Olimpia, where Real were crowned champions. In 2005, the old Intercontinental Cup was replaced to the new World Championship involving football teams, the FIFA Club World Cup, with more teams and matches.

One of the venues, including the final, from 2005 to the 2008, from 2011 to the 2012 and from 2015 to the 2016 editions was the International Stadium Yokohama.

Music events[edit]

Some Japanese musicians have played at this stadium. "Arena seats" are often set up on the track and ground. In 1999, Japanese best-selling rock band B'z first used the stadium as a music events. Then, B'z used the stadium three times in 2002, 2008 and 2013. Heavy metal band X Japan performed two consecutive nights on 14–15 August 2010. Their former bass player Taiji joined them both nights, the first, and only, time since he left the group in 1992. Attendance for both concerts was estimated at 140,000.[7] The Japanese girl group AKB48 was the first ever female act to hold their concert at the stadium on 8 June 2013[8] followed by Momoiro Clover Z on 4 August 2013. They also held their fifth annual Senbatsu (AKB48 32nd Single's Selected Members) Election at the stadium in that evening after concert.[9] South Korean group TVXQ performed at the stadium on 17 and 18 August 2013, as part of their Time: Live Tour 2013. Attendance for both concerts was estimated at 140,000.[10]

Notable football matches[edit]

The stadium has hosted several international FIFA matches. Here is a list of the most important international and other matches held at the stadium.

2001 FIFA Confederations Cup

Japan 1–0 Australia
Attendance: 48,699

Japan 0–1 France
Attendance: 65,533

2002 FIFA World Cup

Japan 1–0 Russia
Attendance: 66,108
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)

Saudi Arabia 0–3 Republic of Ireland
Attendance: 65,320

Ecuador 1–0 Croatia
Attendance: 65,862

Brazil 2–0 Germany
Attendance: 69,029

Intercontinental Cup

Real Madrid Spain2–0Paraguay Olimpia
Attendance: 66,070
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

Boca Juniors Argentina1–1 (a.e.t.)Italy Milan
Attendance: 66,757

2005 FIFA Club World Championship

Saprissa Costa Rica0–3England Liverpool
Attendance: 43,902

Al Ittihad Saudi Arabia2–3Costa Rica Saprissa
Attendance: 46,453

São Paulo Brazil1–0England Liverpool
Attendance: 66,821

2006 FIFA Club World Cup

América Mexico0–4Spain Barcelona
Attendance: 62,316
Referee: Oscar Julian Ruiz (Colombia)

Al Ahly Egypt2–1Mexico América
Attendance: 51,641
Referee: Jerome Damon (South Africa)

Internacional Brazil1–0Spain Barcelona
Attendance: 67,128
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

2007 FIFA Club World Cup

Urawa Red Diamonds Japan0–1Italy Milan
Attendance: 67,005

Étoile du Sahel Tunisia2–2Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
Attendance: 53,363

Boca Juniors Argentina2–4Italy Milan
Attendance: 68,263

2008 FIFA Club World Cup

Gamba Osaka Japan3–5England Manchester United
Attendance: 67,618

Al Ahly Egypt0–1Australia Adelaide United
Attendance: 35,154

Pachuca Mexico0–1Japan Gamba Osaka
Attendance: 62,619
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)

LDU Quito Ecuador0–1England Manchester United
Attendance: 68,682

2011 FIFA Club World Cup

Al-Sadd Qatar0–4Spain Barcelona
Attendance: 66,298

Kashiwa Reysol Japan0–0Qatar Al-Sadd
Attendance: 60,527

Santos Brazil0–4Spain Barcelona
Attendance: 68,166

2012 FIFA Club World Cup

Sanfrecce Hiroshima Japan1–0New Zealand Auckland City
Attendance: 25,174

A minute's silence was held before the match to commemorate Dutch linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen, who had died following a violent incident at a youth competition four days before the match.[11]

Monterrey Mexico1–3England Chelsea
Attendance: 36,648
Referee: Carlos Vera (Ecuador)

Al Ahly Egypt0–2Mexico Monterrey
Attendance: 56,301

Corinthians Brazil1–0England Chelsea
Attendance: 68,275

2015 FIFA Club World Cup

Sanfrecce Hiroshima Japan2–0New Zealand Auckland City
Attendance: 19,421

Barcelona Spain3–0China Guangzhou Evergrande
Attendance: 63,870

Sanfrecce Hiroshima Japan2–1China Guangzhou Evergrande
Attendance: 47,968

River Plate Argentina0–3Spain Barcelona
Attendance: 66,853

2016 FIFA Club World Cup

Kashima Antlers Japan2–1New Zealand Auckland City
Attendance: 17,667[12]

América Mexico0–2Spain Real Madrid
Attendance: 50,117[13]

América Mexico2–2Colombia Atlético Nacional
Attendance: 44,625[14]

Real Madrid Spain4–2 (a.e.t.)Japan Kashima Antlers
Attendance: 68,742[15]

Kirin Cup/Kirin Challenge Cup

Japan 0–0 Czech Republic
Attendance: 66,930
Referee: Russamee Jindamai (Thailand)

Japan 0–0 Peru
Attendance: 67,354
Referee: Panya Hanlumyaung (Thailand)

Japan 2–0 Bolivia
Attendance: 65,073
Referee: Sun Baojie (China)

Japan 1–0 Serbia and Montenegro
Attendance: 57,616

Ivory Coast 1–1 Paraguay
Attendance: 5,197
Referee: Kazuhiko Matsumura (Japan)

Japan 0–0 Czech Republic
Attendance: 65,856

Japan 3–3 Haiti
Attendance: 47,420

Japan 0–1 Colombia
Attendance: 63,302

2019 J.League World Challenge

Kawasaki Frontale Japan1–0England Chelsea
Attendance: 62,012
2019 EuroJapan Cup

Yokohama F. Marinos Japan1–3England Manchester City
Attendance: 65,052

International rugby matches[edit]

4 November 2017
14:40 JST (UTC+9)
Japan  30–63  Australia
Try: Van der Walt 44' c
Mafi 68' c
Himeno 80' c
Con: Matsuda (1/1) 44'
Tamura (2/2) 69', 80'
Pen: Matsuda (3/4) 17', 48', 53'
Report[16] Try: Kerevi (2) 5' c, 50' c
Speight 11' c
Polota-Nau 24' c
Kuridrani (3) 32' c, 39' c, 56' c
Phipps 61' c
Simmons 64' c
Con: Hodge (9/9) 6, 11, 24, 34, 40, 52, 57, 62, 65'
International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama[17]
Attendance: 43,621
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)


27 October 2018
15:00 JST (UTC+9)
New Zealand  37–20  Australia
Try: Squire 11' c
Read 35' c
B. Barrett 58' c
B. Smith 69' m
Ioane 77' m
Con: B. Barrett (3/4) 12', 36', 59'
Mo'unga (0/1)
Pen: B. Barrett (2/2) 24', 52'
Try: Naivalu 38' c
Folau 75' c
Con: Foley (2/2) 40', 75'
Pen: Beale (1/1) 20'
Foley (1/1) 47'
Nissan Stadium, Yokohama,[18] Japan
Attendance: 46,143
Referee: Romain Poite (France)


  • Sonny Bill Williams (New Zealand) earned his 50th test cap.
  • Sekope Kepu (Australia) became the ninth Australian to earn his 100th test cap and the first in his position for his country.

2019 Rugby World Cup[edit]

Date Time (JST) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
21 September 2019 18:45  New Zealand 23–13  South Africa Pool B 63,649
22 September 2019 16:45  Ireland 27–3  Scotland Pool A 63,731
12 October 2019 17:15  England 0–0  France Pool C Match cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis
13 October 2019 19:45  Japan 28–21  Scotland Pool A 67,666
26 October 2019 17:00  England 19–7  New Zealand 2019 Rugby World Cup Semifinal 1 68,843
27 October 2019 18:00  Wales 16–19  South Africa 2019 Rugby World Cup Semifinal 2 67,750
2 November 2019 18:00  England 12–32  South Africa 2019 Rugby World Cup Final 70,103


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  2. ^ "Venue Plan". Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee. Archived from the original on 27 July 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Yokohama Stadium to host 2019 Rugby World Cup Final". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  4. ^ 「日産スタジアム」の命名権、更新見送り Nikkei Net, 29 August 2009 (Japanese)
  5. ^ Yokohama City official announcement (in Japanese)
  6. ^ Yokohama City official announcement Archived 4 April 2016 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese)
  7. ^ "X JAPAN Featured On FUSE TV And FOX NEWS". Retrieved 4 August 2013.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "AKB48 Announces A Concert in Nissan Stadium!". Nihonbeat. 27 January 2013. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  9. ^ "AKB48 5th Senbatsu Election and Nissan Stadium Concert Details". MELOSnoMichi. 29 March 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
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  12. ^ "Match report Kashima Antlers – Auckland City 2:1 (0:0)" (PDF). FIFA. 8 December 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Match report Club América – Real Madrid, C.F. 0:2 (0:1)" (PDF). FIFA. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Match report Club América – Atlético Nacional 2:2 (1:2) 3:4 PSO" (PDF). FIFA. 18 December 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
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