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Toyota Stadium (豊田スタジアム, Toyota Sutajiamu) is a 45,000 seat retractable roof stadium in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. It was built in 2001 and is often used as home to the J1 League club Nagoya Grampus. The stadium is football-specific, which gives matches an authentic football aura; however, its location outside Nagoya city makes it impractical for consolidating the club's fan base in its billed hometown.

Toyota Stadium
Nagoya Grampus game in Toyota Stadium 100814.JPG
LocationJapan Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Coordinates35°05′04.2″N 137°10′14.2″E / 35.084500°N 137.170611°E / 35.084500; 137.170611
Public transitMeitetsu:
Toyota Line at Toyotashi
Aichi Loop Line:
at Shin-Toyota
OwnerToyota City
OperatorToyota Stadium Co., Ltd.
Capacity45,000
Record attendance43,579 (Nagoya Grampus vs Kashima Antlers, 11 August 2018)[1][2]
Field size115 x 78 m
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground1997
OpenedJuly 21, 2001
ArchitectKisho Kurokawa
Tenants
Nagoya Grampus
Toyota Verblitz

It is also used by Toyota Verblitz, a rugby union team in the Top League.

Its roof is unique in that it folds much like an accordion; however, the roof has never been closed since 2015 due to extra costs for maintenance.

Toyota Stadium is one of the venues of the FIFA Club World Cup (formerly the Toyota Cup). The stadium was also used as one of the venues for 2019 Rugby World Cup, the first Rugby World Cup to be held in Asia.[3]

Football international matchesEdit

Date Team 1 Score Team 2 Competition Attendance
24 May 2005   United Arab Emirates 0–0   Peru 2005 Kirin Cup 6,536
24 May 2008   Japan 1–0   Ivory Coast 2008 Kirin Cup 40,701
03 Mar 2010   Japan 2–0   Bahrain 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification 38,042
19 June 2011   Japan 2–0   Kuwait 2012 Summer Olympics qualification 17,873
29 Feb 2012   Japan 0–1   Uzbekistan 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification 42,720
30 May 2013   Japan 0–2   Bulgaria 2013 Kirin Cup 41,353
14 November 2014   Japan 6–0   Honduras 2014 Kirin Cup 42,126
3 June 2016   Bosnia and Herzegovina 2(4)–2(3)   Denmark 2016 Kirin Cup 4,500
3 June 2016   Japan 7–2   Bulgaria 2016 Kirin Cup 41,940
6 October 2017   Japan 2–1   New Zealand 2017 Kirin Cup 38,461
20 November 2018   Japan 4–0   Kyrgyzstan 2018 Kirin Cup 38,353
5 June 2019   Japan 0–0   Trinidad and Tobago 2019 Kirin Cup 38,507

2019 Rugby World Cup matchesEdit

Date Time (JST) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
23 September 2019 19:15   Wales 43–14   Georgia Pool D 35,546
28 September 2019 18:45   South Africa 57–3   Namibia Pool B

36,449

5 October 2019 19:30   Japan 38–19   Samoa Pool A 39,695
12 October 2019 13:45   New Zealand 0-0   Italy Pool B Match cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nagoya Grampus vs Kashima Antlers 4-2". Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Nagoya Grampus vs Kashima Antlers Match report and result (in Japanese)". Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  3. ^ "RWC 2019 MATCH VENUES". World Rugby. Retrieved 28 September 2019.

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