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Zozo Marine Stadium

ZOZO Marine Stadium[2] (ZOZOマリンスタジアム, Zozo Marin Sutajiamu) (official name: Chiba Marine Stadium) is a stadium in Chiba City, Japan. It opened in 1990 and holds approximately 30,000 people. It is primarily used for baseball and is the home field of the Chiba Lotte Marines. It is also used for Rugby union (and expectly,) Inter Rules.

ZOZO Marine Stadium
Chiba Marine Stadium
Full nameChiba Marine Stadium
Former namesQVC Marine Field (2011 - 2016)
LocationChiba City, Chiba, Japan
Public transitJR East:
JE Keiyo Line at Kaihimmakuhari
OwnerChiba City
OperatorChiba Lotte Marines
Capacity30,000
Field sizeLeft Field – 99.5 m (326.4 ft)
Center Field – 122 m (400.3 ft)
Right Field – 99.5 m (326.4 ft)
Height of Outfield Fence – 4 m (13.1 ft)
SurfaceAstro Nexturf (–2017)
MS Craft Baseball Turf (2018–)[1]
Construction
OpenedFebruary 2, 1990
Construction cost13,300,000,000 yen
Tenants
Chiba Lotte Marines (Pacific League) (1992–present)

The official opening of the stadium was on April 13, 1990, when popstar Madonna opened her Blond Ambition Tour at the venue. The show was blighted by heavy rain and high winds which led to the concert being dramatically scaled back, as documented in her documentary Truth or Dare.

Lady Gaga performed 2 sold-out shows at the venue on August 13 and 14, 2014, for her ArtRave: The Artpop Ball[3] tour.[4]

The Summer Sonic Festival and Makuhari Messe are held at the stadium every summer as well as the Electric Daisy Carnival music festival which was first held at the stadium in 2017.[5]

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The stadium was modelled as a stage in the 1994 video game Tekken, although it was only known as "Stadium".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20171226211434/http://www.marines.co.jp/cmn/images/news/2017/12/26/shiba.pdf
  2. ^ 千葉マリン新名称が「ZOZOマリンスタジアム」に決定 (in Japanese). Japan: Chiba Lotte Marines. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.ladygaga-japantour2014.com
  4. ^ https://www.webcitation.org/6TB477YD6?url=http://www.billboard.com/biz/current-boxscore
  5. ^ https://japan.electricdaisycarnival.com/en/travel/location/
Preceded by
Kawasaki Stadium
Home of the
Chiba Lotte Marines

1992 –
Succeeded by
N/A

Coordinates: 35°38′42.86″N 140°1′51.32″E / 35.6452389°N 140.0309222°E / 35.6452389; 140.0309222