Panasonic Stadium Suita

Panasonic Stadium Suita (パナソニックスタジアム吹田) is a stadium located in the city of Suita, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. It has a capacity of 39,694. The official name is Suita City Football Stadium and is used for international matches such as the World Cup qualifiers.

Panasonic Stadium Suita
Municipal Suita Stadium.JPG
LocationSuita, Osaka, Japan
Coordinatestype:landmark 34°48′09″N 135°32′18″E / 34.802526°N 135.538278°E / 34.802526; 135.538278
Public transitOsaka Monorail:
Saito Line at Kōen-higashiguchi
OwnerCity of Suita, Osaka Prefecture
OperatorGamba Osaka
Capacity39,694[1]
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke groundDecember 13, 2013[2]
BuiltDecember 2013 – September 22, 2015[3]
OpenedOctober 10, 2015
Construction cost¥14.086 billion[3]
ArchitectTakenaka
Yasui Architects
Tenants
Gamba Osaka (2016–present)

The stadium is home of the J1 League football club Gamba Osaka since 2016 and replaced Expo '70 Commemorative Stadium, which had been their main stadium between 1991 and 2015.[4]

Panasonic, whose headquarters are located in the nearby city of Kadoma, acquired the naming rights and the stadium is known as Panasonic Stadium Suita since January 1, 2018.[5]

International matchEdit

Date Competition Team Result Team Attendance
7 Jun 2016 International Friendly   Japan 1–2  
Bosnia and Herzegovina
35,589
11 Sep 2018 International Friendly   Japan 3–0   Costa Rica 33,891[6]
19 Nov 2019 International Friendly   Japan 1–4   Venezuela 33,399
7 Jun 2021 FIFA World Cup qualifier   Japan 4–1   Tajikistan 0
15 Jun 2021 FIFA World Cup qualifer   Japan 5–1   Kyrgyzstan 0
2 Sep 2021 FIFA World Cup qualifer   Japan 0–1   Oman 4,853
Panoramic view of Suita Stadium (March 2016)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gamba Osaka". J.League. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
  2. ^ "ガンバ大阪新スタジアムが着工/建設募金団体、大阪府吹田市で起工式開く". 日刊建設工業新聞. 2013-12-17. Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2014-11-17.
  3. ^ a b "スタジアム竣工について". スタジアム建設募金団体 (Press release). 2015-08-31. Retrieved 2015-09-09.
  4. ^ "Gamba wait for new site". The Japan Times. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  5. ^ "Jリーグ登録施設名称変更について". ガンバ大阪オフィシャルサイト (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  6. ^ "SAMURAI BLUE starts off new regime under Coach Moriyasu with a win against Costa Rica at the KIRIN CHALLENGE CUP 2018". Japan Football Association. Osaka. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2021.

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Events and tenants
Preceded by
Emperor's Cup
Final Venue

2016
Succeeded by

Coordinates: 34°48′10″N 135°32′18″E / 34.8028075°N 135.5382282°E / 34.8028075; 135.5382282