Yurtec Stadium Sendai
Yurtec Stadium Sendai (ユアテックスタジアム仙台) is a football stadium in the Nanakita Park, Izumi-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. It was built in 1997 and is home to the J. League club Vegalta Sendai and the Japan Football League club Sony Sendai F.C.. The stadium was specifically designed for football, and the stands are arranged close to the pitch. For games where the spectator capacity is insufficient, nearby Miyagi Stadium is occasionally used as a substitute.
|Former names||Sendai Stadium (1997–2006)|
|Public transit||Sendai Subway:|
Namboku Line at Izumi-Chūō
|Operator||Sendai City Park Association|
|Field size||139 x 79 m|
|Vegalta Sendai (J. League) |
Sony Sendai F.C. (JFL)
The naming rights for the stadium were sold beginning on March 1, 2006 until February 28, 2009. In that period, the stadium is officially known as Yurtec STADIUM SENDAI (ユアテックスタジアム仙台, Yuatekku Sutajiamu Sendai).
In 2009, the turf were replaced, and Vegalta played the first half of the season at Miyagi Stadium.
Exhibition matches between Vegalta Sendai and A.C. ChievoVerona and S.S. Lazio have been played at Sendai Stadium as well. The match with Chievo in 2003 was the final club game for Oliver Bierhoff.
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