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Tokyo Dome (東京ドーム)
Location 3, Koraku 1-chome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Coordinates 35°42′20.37″N, 139°45′6.89″E
Opened March 17, 1988
Owner Tokyo Dome Corporation
Tenants Yomiuri Giants (NPB(Central League)) (1988-present)

Nippon Ham Fighters(NPB(Pacific League)) (1988-2004) Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1500x1000, 610 KB) Summary Tokyo Dome baseball stadium, adjacent to Suidobashi Station on JR Chuo-Sobu Line,Tokyo, Japan. ... Akamon Gate at the University of Tokyo. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The Yomiuri Giants ) are one of the popular Central League baseball teams based at the Tokyo Dome in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ... See also: Central League (football) The Central League (セントラル・リーグ Sentoraru Riigu) is one of Japans two major professional baseball leagues (the other is the Pacific League). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters ) are a professional baseball team in Japans Pacific League. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ... The Pacific League (パシフィック・リーグ Pashifikku Riigu) is one of Japans two major professional baseball leagues (the other is the Central League). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Capacity Officially "55,000" but actaully 42,000 + standing room of about 3,000
Field dimensions Facility Capacity Area[1]

Site: 112,456 sq m (1.21 x 106 sq ft)
Building: 46,755 sq m (503,267 sq ft)
Field: 13,000 sq m (139,931 sq ft)
Right, Left: 100 m (328.1 ft)
Center: 122 m (400.3 ft)
Capacity: 1,240,000 cubic m (4.378x107 cubic ft)

Tokyo Dome (東京ドーム Tōkyō Dōmu, TYO: 9681) is a 55,000-seat [1] stadium located in Bunkyo Ward of Tokyo, Japan. It is the home field of the Yomiuri Giants baseball team, and has also hosted basketball and American football games, as well as Puroresu (pro-wrestling) matches, Mixed Martial Arts events, K-1 Kickboxing events, monster truck races, and music concerts. It is also the location of the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame which chronicles the history of baseball in Japan. Its dome-shaped roof is an air-supported structure, a flexible membrane held up by slightly pressurizing the inside of the stadium. The Tokyo Stock Exchange ), or TSE, is one of the largest stock exchange markets in the world by monetary volume located in Tokyo, Japan, second only to the New York Stock Exchange. ... The new Wembley Stadium in London is the most expensive stadium ever built; it has a seating capacity of 90,000 This article is about the building type. ... Akamon Gate at the University of Tokyo. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... The Yomiuri Giants ) are one of the popular Central League baseball teams based at the Tokyo Dome in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Puroresu is Japanese professional wrestling, as seen in FMW, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... For the fighting styles that combine different arts, see hybrid martial arts. ... K. 1 is a designation given to two works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the original Köchel Verzeichnis. ... 2005 Bigfoot monster truck racing in Arizona A monster truck is an automobile, typically a pickup truck, which has been modified or purposely built with extremely large wheels and suspension. ... The Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (野球体育博物館; Yakyû Taiiku Hakubutsukan) first opened in 1959 next door to Korakuen Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. ... An air-supported structure is any kind of structure that is created by using pressurized air to inflate a pliable envelope, so that air is the main support of the structure. ...


Tokyo Dome's original nickname was "The Big Egg," with some calling it the "Tokyo Egg Dome". However, this has fallen from use and is rarely heard. It opened for business on March 17, 1988 and was built close to the site of its predecessor, Kōrakuen Stadium. Like Kōrakuen, the Dome hosts the Toei Superheroes of the year. is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Toei Superheroes are superhero shows produced by Toei Company Ltd. ...

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Tokyo Dome City

Tokyo Dome is part of a greater entertainment complex known as Tokyo Dome City. Tokyo Dome City includes an amusement park and Tokyo Dome City Attractions (formerly Kōrakuen Grounds). This amusement park occupies the former Korakuen Stadium site and includes a roller coaster named Thunder Dolphin and a Hubless Ferris wheel. The grounds also have an onsen called Spa LaQua, varuious shops, restaurants, video game centers, the largest JRA WINS horse race betting complex in Tokyo, and Oft Korakuen, which caters to rural horse races. Tokyo Dome City (formerly known as Big Egg City prior to January 1, 2000) is an entertainment complex in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. ... Theme park redirects here. ... A typical roller coaster The roller coaster is a popular amusement ride developed for amusement parks and modern theme parks. ... Thunder Dolphin is a steel roller coaster at the LaQua amusement park, which is part of Tokyo Dome City in Tokyo, Japan. ... A Ferris wheel on the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey, USA. A Ferris wheel (or, more commonly in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland [UK], big wheel) is a nonbuilding structure consisting of an upright wheel with passenger gondolas suspended from the rim. ... Outdoor pool, Naruko, Miyagi Guidebook to Hakone from 1811 An onsen ) is a Japanese hot spring. ... JRA is a three-letter abbreviation for: Japan Racing Association - Horse-racing Japan Reptile Association [1] Japanese Red Army Jewish Relief Agency Joint Replacement Aircraft Journal of Roman Archaeology [2] Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page—a list of articles... WINS can refer to: Windows Internet Name Service WINS (AM), the callsign of an all-news radio station in New York City Wireless Integrated Network Sensors WINS, the stock ticker symbol for SM&A WINS, Off course betting facilities operated by Japan Racing Association Web Innovative Systems (www. ...


Notable performances

The Tokyo Dome is the largest concert facility in Japan. A number of famous concerts have been held here, including tour stops by big names like Backstreet Boys, Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Céline Dion, U2, David Bowie, Jamiroquai, The Rolling Stones, Duran Duran, ,Paul McCartney, Kiss, Diana Ross, Guns N' Roses, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, t.A.T.u., Madonna, Mariah Carey, The Police, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Billy Joel, X Japan and Aerosmith, who broke attendance records in 1998 on their Nine Lives Tour. On December 31, 1991, Europe, Tesla, Thunder, and Metallica (headliner) performed in the music event called "Final Countdown '91" here. [2] This article is about the band. ... Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (pronounced [1]) (born September 4, 1981) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, actress, dancer, and fashion designer. ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC, OQ (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy, Juno, and Oscar award-winning pop singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... Jamiroquai is a Grammy Award-winning English funk / soul / disco band. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Duran Duran are an award-winning English rock band notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer and animal-rights activist. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... This article is about the band Van Halen. ... Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from Sayreville, New Jersey. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, actress, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, pop icon, and younger sister of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... This article is about the Russian singing duet. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... William Joseph Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, composer and musician. ... X Japan, or X which was their initial name, was a Japanese Visual kei band, the brainchild of Yoshiki (Yoshiki Hayashi). ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... The Nine Lives Tour was a tour headlined by Aerosmith which ran for over 2 years and saw the band playing shows in North America, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Finland, Czech Republic, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Holland, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Denmark and Portugal. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Europe is a Swedish hard rock band originally assembled as a progressive rock group; they later added keyboards to their sound in order to soften it. ... Tesla is the name of an American rock band originating in Sacramento, California. ... Thunder are an English hard rock band, who originally formed in 1989 when Terraplane broke up, leaving lead singer Danny Bowes and guitarist/main songwriter Luke Morley to form a new band, namely Thunder. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... A headliner is the fabric covering of the interior of an automobiles roof. ...


Since February 2001, Tokyo Dome has hosted the two-day X-Trail Jam snowboarding competition seven times.


The Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets played a pair of games here to open the 2000 season, the first time American Major League Baseball teams have played regular-season games in Asia. The New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays played two games there in March of 2004 to open that season. The Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics opended the 2008 MLB season in Japan as well. These teams also competed against Japanese teams. Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (current) (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major... The 2000 Major League Baseball Season ended with the New York Yankees defeating the New York Mets in Game 5 of the World Series. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Rays, The Rays Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... The 2004 MLB season was the 101st season of Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The...


In August 2005, the Atlanta Falcons beat the Indianapolis Colts 27-20 in the first NFL preseason game of the year in the stadium. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970-2001) NFC South (2002-present) Current uniform Team colors Black, Red, Silver and White Mascot Freddie Falcon Personnel Owner Arthur Blank General Manager... League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Current uniform Team colors Royal Blue, White Mascot Blue Personnel Owner Jim Irsay General Manager Bill Polian Head Coach Tony Dungy... NFL redirects here. ...


The Tokyo Dome has hosted several championship prizefights, including the heavyweight boxing championship fight on February 10, 1990, where Mike Tyson lost the championship to 42-1 shot James "Buster" Douglas by a tenth-round knockout. For the mixed martial arts division of the same name, see Heavyweight (MMA). ... For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is a former two-time American world heavyweight boxing champion and is the youngest man to have won a world heavyweight title. ... James Buster Douglas (born April 7, 1960 in Columbus, Ohio) is a former undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion, who scored the biggest upset in the history of boxing, perhaps the biggest upset in sports history, by knocking out Mike Tyson on February 11th 1990 in Tokyo, Japan. ...


In 1997, mixed martial arts organization PRIDE Fighting Championships held its first event in the dome and attracted 47,000 fans. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For the fighting styles that combine different arts, see hybrid martial arts. ... PRIDE Fighting Championships (PRIDE or PRIDE FC for short) was a mixed martial arts organization based in Japan. ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ...


Before the team itself moving to Hokkaido in 2004, the Nippon Ham Fighters also used Tokyo Dome as their homeground, and they would continue to use the dome for several regular season games a season, including interleague games. The Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters ) are a professional baseball team in Japans Pacific League. ...


New Japan Pro Wrestling holds an annual Tokyo Dome event on January 4, attracting record crowds. It is considered the most anticipated puroresu event of the year. New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ... The January 4th Tokyo Dome Show, held by New Japan Pro Wrestling, has become an annual event kicking off the new year since 1992. ...


The defending 2007 World Series champion Boston Red Sox opened the 2008 regular season against the host Oakland Athletics for two games, March 25, and March 26.[3] The Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 in extra innings in the first game.[4] Dates: October 24 – October 28, 2007 MVP: Mike Lowell Television: FOX (U.S.), RSN (Canada), NASN (Europe), ESPN Latin America Announcers: Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires: Ed Montague, Laz Díaz, Ted Barrett, Chuck Meriwether, Mike Everitt, Mike Reilly[1] ALCS: Boston Red Sox def. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... The following are the baseball events of the year 2008 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The...


In popular culture

  • In their song, "The Sounder," the virtual band Gorillaz makes a reference to the Tokyo Dome, saying: "Gorillaz rock the dome just like the one in Tokyo."

Members of the virtual band Gorillaz A virtual band (also called a virtual group or cartoon band), in music, is any group whose members are not flesh-and-blood musicians, but animated characters. ... For the Gorillazs self-titled debut album, see Gorillaz (album). ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...

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References

  1. ^ a b TOKYO DOME CITY WEB SITE Architectural Features. Retrieved on 2008-03-26.
  2. ^ Tokyo Dome concerts, 1991-1993. Retrieved on 2008-03-26.
  3. ^ Red Sox, A's Japan-bound in 2008. Retrieved on 2008-03-26.
  4. ^ Moss, Manny fuel comeback. Retrieved on 2008-03-26.

2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Coordinates: 35°42′20.23″N, 139°45′6.82″E Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ... See also: Central League (football) The Central League (セントラル・リーグ Sentoraru Riigu) is one of Japans two major professional baseball leagues (the other is the Pacific League). ... Hiroshima Municipal Stadium is a stadium in Hiroshima, Japan. ... Hanshin Kōshien Stadium (阪神甲子園球場, Hanshin Kōshien KyÅ«jō) is a baseball park located near Kobe in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. ... Meiji Jingu Stadium Meiji Jingu Stadium ) is a baseball stadium in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. ... Nagoya Dome (ナゴヤドーム), constructed in 1997, is a baseball field located in the city of Nagoya, Japan. ... Yokohama Stadium is a stadium in Yokohama, Japan. ... The Pacific League (パシフィック・リーグ Pashifikku Riigu) is one of Japans two major professional baseball leagues (the other is the Central League). ... Chiba Marine Stadium is a stadium in Chiba, Japan. ... The Fukuoka Dome ) is a baseball field located in Fukuoka, Japan. ... Seibu Dome is a stadium located in Tokorozawa, Saitama used by the Seibu Lions. ... Osaka Dome (大阪ドーム) is a baseball stadium located in Osaka in Japan. ... Sapporo Dome is a stadium in Sapporo, Japan. ... Skymark Stadium (スカイマークスタジアム) is a stadium in Kobe Sports Park, Kobe, Japan. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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