Ariake Coliseum

Coordinates: 35°38′11″N 139°47′25″E / 35.63639°N 139.79028°E / 35.63639; 139.79028

Ariake Coliseum (有明コロシアム, Ariake Koroshiamu) is an indoor sporting arena in Ariake Tennis Forest Park (有明テニスの森公園, Ariake Tenisu no Mori Kōen) located in Ariake, Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan. It has a capacity of 10,000 and is one of the few professional tennis venues which has a retractable roof.

Ariake Coliseum
Ariake Tennis no Mori Kōen 1.jpg
LocationKōtō, Tokyo, Japan
Public transitYurikamome line symbol.svg Yurikamome
at Ariake-tennis-no-mori
R Rinkai Line
at Kokusai-Tenjijō
OwnerTokyo Metropolitan Government
Capacity10,000
Construction
Broke ground1985
Opened1987
Tenants
Japan Open (1987–present)
All Japan Tennis (1987–present)
Nichirei International Championships (1990–1996)
Toyota Princess Cup (1997–2002)
Tokyo Apache (bj league) (2005–2009)
FIVB World Grand Prix (2006–2007)
FIVB World League (2008–2009)
Toray Pan Pacific Open (2008–present)
2020 Summer Olympics

EventsEdit

The arena is used as the center court for the Japan Open and the Pan Pacific Open, held in Ariake Tennis Forest Park.

This venue will also host Road FC 24, instead of Ryogoku Kokugikan.

The venue also hosted the tennis events for the 2020 Summer Olympics.[1]

In 1995, Fuji TV's hit cooking show Iron Chef held its 1995 World Cup there, with the court converted into an outdoor version of Kitchen Stadium. Iron Chef Japanese Rokusaburo Michiba won the four-person single elimination tournament to determine the best chef in the world, with the other participants being Pierre Gagnaire, Gianfranco Vissani and Xu Cheng.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Venue Plan". Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee. Archived from the original on 27 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ariake Coliseum at Wikimedia Commons