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Encyclopedia > Saitama Stadium

Saitama Stadium 2002 (Japanese: 埼玉スタジアム2002 Saitama Sutajiamu Ni-maru-maru-ni) is a stadium specialized to football, located in Midori-ku, Saitama, Saitama, Japan. It is often simply called "Saitama Stadium" or Saisuta. It accomodates about 63,000 spectators. The Athens Olympic Stadium Typical stadium seating consists of terraces, such as shown here at Sarajevos Stadium Kosevo. ... The striker (wearing red jersey) has run past the defender (in white jersey) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to stop the ball. ... Saitama (Japanese: さいたま市; -shi) is the capital city of Saitama Prefecture in Japan. ...


Currently a J. League football club Urawa Red Diamonds (Reds) uses this stadium as its home stadium as well as Urawa Komaba Stadium. In 2005 J. League season Reds' Saitama Derby rival Omiya Ardija will host matches here along with Urawa Komaba Stadium due to expansion of its home Omiya Park Soccer Stadium. The J. League (in Japanese: Jリーグ, Officially 日本プロサッカーリーグ) is the top professional football league in Japan. ... The Urawa Red Diamonds (Japanese: 浦和レッドダイヤモンズ), also known as Urawa Reds (Japanese: 浦和レッズ), are one of the most popular football clubs in the J. League. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The J. League (in Japanese: Jリーグ, Officially 日本プロサッカーリーグ) is the top professional football league in Japan. ... Saitama (Japanese: さいたま市; -shi) is the capital city of Saitama Prefecture in Japan. ... In many countries the term derby is used (often in the form local derby) to mean a sports (often Association football (soccer), rugby union, rugby league or Australian Rules Football) match between local rival teams. ... Omiya Ardija is a professional soccer club in the J. League, based in Omiya-ku in Saitama, Saitama, Japan. ...


It was built to host Football World Cup 2002 matches. Its construction was completed in September 2001. It hosted three Football World Cup 2002 matches. The 2002 Football World Cup was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2002 Football World Cup was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ...


Location

Transport: Approx. a 15 ~ 20 min. walk from the Urawa-misono Station on the Sai-no-Kuni Stadium Line (Saitama Railway Line : Saitama Railway Co.). (Accessing Saitama Stadium by Train by Saitama Railway Co. (http://s-rail.co.jp/eigo.html))


External Links

  • Saitama Stadium 2002 (in Japanese by Saitama Prefecture) (http://www.stadium2002.com/)

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The striking stadium, venue for two first-round matches and one in the round of 16, is shaped in an asymmetrical arc modeled on the helmet of a samurai warrior's helmet.
The stadium is about a one-hour drive northeast of Tokyo, in a thriving industrial area that is developing as a scientific center.
The circular stadium is in the coastal city of Shizuoka, which is dominated by the massive Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain.
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Saitama City was formed in 2001, when two neighboring cities -- Urawa and Omiya -- merged and took the name of the prefecture in which they are located as the name of this new metropolis.
Saitama stadium is perhaps the most beautiful and most state-of-the art facilities built for the World Cup 2002 Korea/Japan.
Saitama Stadium is located in a rather secluded area some distance from Urawa City, and access is a bit difficult.
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