Kashima Soccer Stadium
Kashima Soccer Stadium (カシマサッカースタジアム Kashima Sakkā Sutajiamu) is a football stadium in the city of Kashima, in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. It is the home stadium of the Kashima Antlers, a team in the J1 League. The stadium has a capacity of 40,728.
|Location||Kashima, Ibaraki, Japan|
|Public transit||JR East:|
Kashima Line at Kashima Soccer Stadium
|Field size||115 x 78 m|
|Broke ground||March 1992|
|Kashima Antlers (1993–present)|
Before the creation of the J. League, Kashima's forerunner, Sumitomo Steel S.C., played at the nearby Sumitomo Steel plant's athletic grounds.
2002 FIFA World CupEdit
Kashima Soccer Stadium hosted the following three matches in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
|Date||Time (JST)||Team 1||Result||Team 2||Round||Attendance|
|2 June 2002||14.30||Argentina||1–0||Nigeria||Group F||34,050|
|5 June 2002||20.30||Germany||1–1||Republic of Ireland||Group E||35,854|
|8 June 2002||18.00||Italy||1–2||Croatia||Group G||36,472|