Takebishi Stadium Kyoto

Takebishi Stadium Kyoto (たけびしスタジアム京都) is a multi-purpose stadium in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan. It was formerly known as Kyoto Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium. Since August 2019 it has been called Takebishi Stadium Kyoto until July 2029 for the naming rights by Takebishi (たけびし).[1]

Takebishi Stadium Kyoto
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Full nameTakebishi Stadium Kyoto
Former namesKyoto Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium (1942-2019)
LocationJapan Kyoto, Japan
Coordinates34°59′36.52″N 135°42′50.26″E / 34.9934778°N 135.7139611°E / 34.9934778; 135.7139611
Public transitHankyu Railway:
Number prefix Hankyu Kyoto line.png Kyoto Main Line at Nishikyogoku
OwnerKyoto City
Capacity20,588
Field size125 m × 78 m
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened1942
Expanded1985, 1996
Tenants
Kyoto Sanga FC

It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of J.League club Kyoto Sanga FC

The stadium holds 20,588 people and was built in 1942. It hosted the football match between Romania and Ghana during the 1964 Summer Olympics.

In 2019, Kyoto Sanga announced plans to move to Sanga Stadium by Kyocera, a new, football-specific stadium being built in Kameoka, in time for the 2020 season to start.

AccessEdit

3-minute walk from Nishi-Kyōgoku Station on the Hankyū Kyoto Main Line.

EventsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ J.League(in Japanese)