Utsunomiya Velodrome

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Utsunomiya Velodrome
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Utsunomiya Velodrome. The finish line was moved to the other side of the course when construction of the new grandstand was completed in 2009
Location Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan
Opened 2009

Utsunomiya Velodrome (宇都宮競輪場, Utsunomiya Keirinjyō?) is a velodrome located in Utsunomiya, Tochigi that conducts pari-mutuel Keirin racing - one of Japan's four authorized "Public Sports" (公営競技, kōei kyōgi?) where gambling is permitted. Nicknamed "Kaze no Wonderland" (風のワンダーランド, Kaze no Uondarando?, lit. The Wonderland of Wind), its Keirin identification number for betting purposes is 24# (24 sharp).

Utsunomiya's oval is 500 meters in circumference. A typical keirin race of 2,025 meters consists of four laps around the course.

Utsunomiya Velodrome is the home track of Yūichirō Kamiyama, a 21-year Keirin veteran and one of the sport's best competitors with 16 GI (Grade 1) victories in his career.

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Coordinates: 36°34′21″N 139°53′03″E / 36.572454°N 139.884298°E / 36.572454; 139.884298