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The Kyocera Dome Osaka (京セラドーム大阪) is a baseball stadium located in Osaka, Japan. Opened in 1997, the stadium was the home field of the Kintetsu Buffaloes. In 2005, the stadium became one of the homes of the Orix Buffaloes, a result of the merger between the Orix BlueWave and Kintetsu Buffaloes. Prior to the Osaka Dome opening, the Buffaloes played their home games at Fujiidera Stadium. The Hanshin Tigers also use the stadium as their "home field" for their season openers and their home games in August because their stadium, Koshien Stadium, is used for high school baseball tournaments during those periods.[2]

Kyocera Dome Osaka
Osaka Dome
LocationNishi-ku, Osaka
Coordinates34°40′9.48″N 135°28′33.97″E / 34.6693000°N 135.4761028°E / 34.6693000; 135.4761028Coordinates: 34°40′9.48″N 135°28′33.97″E / 34.6693000°N 135.4761028°E / 34.6693000; 135.4761028
Public transitOsaka Metro logo 2.svgOsaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi line symbol.svg Dome-mae Chiyozaki
West Japan Railway Company O  Taishō
Osaka Metro logo 2.svg Osaka Metro Chuo line symbol.svg Hanshin-logo-black.png Kujō
OwnerOsaka City Dome Co., Ltd. (Orix Group)
Capacity55,000 (events)[1]
36,627 (baseball)[1]
Field sizeLeft: 100.0 m
Left-Center: 116.0 m
Center: 122.0 m
Right-Center: 116.0 m
Right: 100.0 m
Construction
OpenedMarch 1, 1997
ArchitectNikken Sekkei, Ltd.
Tenants
Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes (Pacific League/NPB) (1997–2004)
Orix Buffaloes (Pacific League/NPB) (2005, 2007–present)
Osaka Gold Villicanes (KIBL) (2009)

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Naming rights by KyoceraEdit

Kyocera Corporation subsidiary Kyocera Document Solutions Incorporated has been advertising at Osaka Dome since April 2003. Osaka City Dome Company Limited offered Kyocera naming rights of the domed stadium in January 2006. On March 2, 2006, Kyocera captured the naming rights of the domed stadium and it was scheduled to be named "Kyocera Dome Osaka (京セラドーム大阪)" on April 1. However, the contract entering was delayed until July 1 due to the reorganization of the Dome Company. The original contract was for five years, and it has since been renewed several times.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Kyocera Dome - Dome Use". Kyocera Dome (in Japanese). Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  2. ^ "Introduction to THE MUSEUM OF HANSHIN KOSHIEN STADIUM |THE MUSEUM OF HANSHIN KOSHIEN STADIUM". koshien-rekishikan.hanshin.co.jp. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  3. ^ 大阪観光局© (2018-01-29). "Kyocera Dome Osaka". OSAKA-INFO. Retrieved 2019-04-09.

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