Saitama Stadium situated in Midori-Ku, Saitama Prefecture, Japan is also known as Saisuta which is a football stadium. This stadium is among largest stadium of Asia. The stadium is used for playing home games by Urawa Red Diamonds team. Some important things to know about Saitama Stadium are:
1. History of the Stadium
The stadium was built by Azusa Sekkai in 2001. The idea of making a stadium in Japan was developed in 1990 on the condition that Japan would host the world cup 1996. The construction began in 1998 and took three years to its completion. In 2005 to 2007 rivals of Urawa Red Diamonds played matches in this Stadium with Urawa Komaba. During Fifa World Cup, there were four matches which held in this Stadium.
2. Tickets for the Stadium
Tickets for watching the game of Urawa Red Diamonds can be purchased online and also from red voltage store in Urawa Marta and Lawson store in Japan. On the match days, tickets are also available at the gate of the stadium. Ticket price ranges from Y$2000 to Y$4500.
3. Venue of World Cup 2002
This stadium was chosen as the venue for World Cup when Japan was selected as host of the world cup events. The country faced the problem of not having a stadium too large to hold the viewers of World Cup. At that time, they started to build a huge stadium which was completed in 2001. The capacity of the stadium is about 60,000 people at a time. During the 2002 Fifa World Cup, three football group matches and Semi-final match between Brazil and Turkey was held at this stadium.
4. Provides mouth watering foods along with game
There is a variety of food collection near the Stadium and for this purpose number of food trucks can be seen there. In the north side of the stadium, you can enjoy a restaurant type of environment where chairs and tables are placed for enjoying a meal along with the game.
5. Other facilities at the Stadium
The Stadium has a huge screen which is equipped there at the time of its opening. For the football lovers, it plays breathtaking moments of the past legends. There are many small grounds for badminton and football. There is an amusement Park also. The stadium is covered from both sides by three soccer fields and two futsal fields.
6. Area Covered and Sitting Capacity
The owner of the stadium is Saitama Prefecture and Operator name is Saitama Prefectural Park Association. The field size is about 105*68 metres and surface of the stadium is covered with grass. The Building Area is about 54,420 metres sq. Total Floor area of the stadium is about 62,674 metres square and covered area is 29,000 metres sq.
7. Location Of The Stadium
The stadium is located at just 15 minutes walking distance from Urawa-Misono Station and is very just near the Tokyo city. It is just 25 kilometers from central Tokyo city. You can reach the station by taking a train from Urawa Misono Station. On the match days, shuttle buses run from the station three hours before the match.
- Name: Saitama Stadium
- Address: 500, Nakanoda, Midori Ward, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture 336-0972, Japan
- Phone: +81-48-812-2002
- Capacity: 63,700
- Website: www.stadium2002.com
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