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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.[1]

Kashima Soccer Stadium
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LocationKashima, Ibaraki, Japan
Coordinates35°59′30.28″N 140°38′25.89″E / 35.9917444°N 140.6405250°E / 35.9917444; 140.6405250Coordinates: 35°59′30.28″N 140°38′25.89″E / 35.9917444°N 140.6405250°E / 35.9917444; 140.6405250
Public transitJR East:
Kashima Line at Kashima Soccer Stadium
OwnerIbaraki Prefecture
OperatorKashima Antlers
Capacity40,728
Field size115 x 78 m
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke groundMarch 1992
OpenedMay 1993
Expanded2001
Tenants
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

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