Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka

Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka (味の素フィールド西が丘), originally called Nishigaoka Soccer Stadium (国立西が丘サッカー場, Nishigaoka National Soccer Stadium), is a football stadium in Kita, Tokyo. It was renamed on 1 May 2012 after the naming rights by Ajinomoto expired after five years.[1][2]

Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka
Nishigaoka Stadium 1.JPG
Former namesNishigaoka Soccer Stadium (1977–2012)
LocationKita, Tokyo
Public transitToei Subway:
IMita Line at Motohasunuma
OwnerJapan Sports Council
Capacity7,137
Construction
Built1969
Opened1972
Tenants
FC Tokyo U-23

The stadium is named for Japan Institute of Sports Sciences, which administers it, and is not actually the national stadium; that role is taken by the Tokyo National Stadium in Shinjuku.

The Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka current capacity is 7,137 [3] and is the home stadium of J3 League club FC Tokyo U-23.

Also, some matches hosted at the stadium involve Japanese youth national teams. Occasionally the stadium hosted Tokyo Verdy's J2 League matches.

TransportationEdit

Access to the stadium is from Motohasunuma Station on the Toei Mita Line.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 「味の素フィールド西が丘」で新たにスタートします! [Running with the name "Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka"!] (in Japanese). National Agency for the Advancement of Sports and Health, Japan. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2012-05-30.
  2. ^ 味の素(株)、日本で唯一の国立サッカー専用競技場"西が丘サッカー場"のネーミングライツ取得。「味の素フィールド西が丘」に。 [Ajinomoto obtained the naming right for Nishigaoka Soccer Stadium, the only national soccer-specific stadium in Japan - the name is "Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka"] (in Japanese). Ajinomoto. 2012-05-03. Archived from the original on 2012-05-21. Retrieved 2012-05-30.
  3. ^ http://www.jleague.jp/en/match/j3/2017/032509/ticket/ Stadium Info AJINOMOTO FIELD NISHIGAOKA

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Coordinates: 35°46′9″N 139°42′28″E / 35.76917°N 139.70778°E / 35.76917; 139.70778