Saitama Stadium 2002
|Location||Midori-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan|
|Operator||Saitama Prefectural Park Association|
|Field size||105 x 68 m|
|Opened||1 October 2001|
|Urawa Red Diamonds (2001–present)|
Saitama Stadium 2002 (埼玉スタジアム2002 Saitama Sutajiamu Niimarumarunii?), often called Saitama Stadium (埼玉スタジアム Saitama Sutajiamu?) or simply Saisuta (埼スタ?), is a football stadium located in Midori-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
Currently J1 League football club Urawa Red Diamonds use this stadium for home games. It is one of the largest football specific stadiums in Asia. It is one of the planned football venues for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Built by Azusa Sekkei to host matches of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, construction was completed in September 2001. The stadium holds 63,700 people, although for segregation reasons league games hosted at the ground have a reduced capacity of 62,300. The Saitama Stadium hosted four matches during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, including co-host Japan's first match against Belgium.
2002 FIFA World Cup
The stadium was one of the venues of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and held the following matches:
|Date||Team 1||Res.||Team 2||Round|
|2002-06-06||Cameroon||1–0||Saudi Arabia||Group E|
- Building area: 54,420m²
- Total floor area: 62,674m²
- Covered area: 29,000m²
- Stand inclination: Max. 30 degree angle
- "Venue Plan". Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
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|Events and tenants|
|All Japan High School Soccer Tournament
|Host of the
J. League Cup Final