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Ōita Bank Dome


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Ōita Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in the city of Ōita in Ōita Prefecture on Kyushu Island in Japan.

The stadium is currently called Ōita Bank Dome (大分銀行ドーム, Ōita Ginkō Dōmu), or Daigin Dome (大銀ドーム, Daigin Dōmu) as an abbreviated form, by naming rights. It was formerly called as Kyushu Oil Dome (九州石油ドーム, Kyūshū Sekiyu Dōmu) sponsored by the Kyushu Oil Co. until early 2010. It is primarily used for football, and is the home field of J. League club Oita Trinita. It was designed by the famous architect Kisho Kurokawa, and built by KT Group, Takenaka Corporation.

History

Ōita Stadium opened in May 2001 and originally had a capacity of 43,000. But after 2002 FIFA World Cup ended, 3,000 movable seats in front of the ground were removed, so its current capacity is 40,000 .

The stadium hosted 3 games during the 2002 FIFA World Cup;

First Round matches

  • June 10: Tunisia 1 - 1 Belgium
  • June 13: Mexico 1 - 1 Italy

Round-of-16 match

  • June 16: Sweden 1 - 2 Senegal (a.e.t.)

Future Events

The stadium has been announced as one of the venues for 2019 Rugby World Cup which will be the first Rugby World Cup to be held in Asia.

Features

Ōita Stadium has a retractable dome roof with roof system driven by a wire traction system.

Other Features of the stadium:

  • Building Area: 51,830 m²
  • Total Floor Area: 92,882 m²
  • Covered Area: 29,000 m²
  • Stand Inclination: Max. 33 degree angle

The stadium was featured in a documentary TV series Big, Bigger, Biggest.




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