Nagai Stadium

Nagai Stadium (大阪市 長居陸上競技場, Ōsaka-shi Nagai Rikujō Kyōgijō), known as the Yanmar Stadium Nagai (Japanese: ヤンマースタジアム長居) for sponsorship reasons, is a stadium in Osaka, Japan. It is the home ground of J. League club Cerezo Osaka. The stadium has a seating capacity of 47,000.

Nagai Stadium
Nagai stadium in Osaka.jpg
Former namesOsaka Nagai Stadium (1964–2014)
LocationNagai Park, Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, Japan
Coordinates34°36′50.83″N 135°31′6.42″E / 34.6141194°N 135.5184500°E / 34.6141194; 135.5184500Coordinates: 34°36′50.83″N 135°31′6.42″E / 34.6141194°N 135.5184500°E / 34.6141194; 135.5184500
Public transitWest Japan Railway CompanyJR West:
  R  Hanwa Line at Nagai
Osaka Metro logo 2.svgOsaka Metro:
Osaka Metro Midosuji line symbol.svgMidosuji Line at Nagai
OwnerOsaka City
Field size105 x 68 m
SurfaceGrass (107 m x 71 m)
Opened1964 (1964)
Cerezo Osaka (1996–present)
About Nagai Stadium (in Japanese)


When Nagai Stadium initially opened in 1964, its capacity was 23,000, and its opening event was a football match during the 1964 Summer Olympics. The stadium's seating capacity was expanded to 50,000 in 1996 for the 52nd National Sports Festival of Japan in 1997.

The stadium hosted three matches in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
12 June 2002   Nigeria 0–0   England Group F
14 June 2002   Tunisia 0–2   Japan Group H
22 June 2002   Senegal 0–1 (asdet)   Turkey Quarter-finals

Nagai Stadium has been used many times for athletic competitions; it played host to the Athletics at the 2001 East Asian Games and the 2007 World Championships in Athletics. It is also the venue for the annual Osaka Grand Prix athletics meeting which took place every May from 1996 to 2010, and again since 2018. In addition, the stadium is the starting and finishing point for the Osaka International Ladies Marathon, held annually in late January-early February.[1]


Rail transitEdit

Osaka City BusEdit

Subway Nagai
  • Route 4: Subway Suminoekoen – Subway Nagai – Deto Bus Terminal
  • Route 24: Sumiyoshi Shako-mae – Subway Nagai – Minami-Nagai
  • Route 40: Sumiyoshi Shako-mae – Subway Nagai – Deto Bus Terminal
  • Route 54A: Sumiyoshi Shako-mae → Subway Abiko → Takaai Danchi-mae → Nagaikoen-kitaguchi → Subway Nishitanabe → Furitsu Sogo-iryo-center (General Medical Center) → Sumiyoshi Shako-mae
  • Route 54B: Sumiyoshi Shako-mae → Furitsu Sogo-iryo-center (General Medical Center) → Subway Nishitanabe → Nagaikoen-kitaguchi → Takaai Danchi-mae → Subway Abiko → Sumiyoshi Shako-mae

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Nakamura, Ken (2001-05-25). Day One of the East Asian Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-02-28.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Nagai Stadium at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by East Asian Games Football tournament
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Preceded by East Asian Games Athletics competitions
Main Venue

Succeeded by
Preceded by Site of the
Koshien Bowl

2007, 2008
Succeeded by
Koshien Stadium