Zozo Marine Stadium

ZOZO Marine Stadium[2] (ZOZOマリンスタジアム, Zozo Marin Sutajiamu) (official name: Chiba Marine Stadium (千葉マリンスタジアム, Chiba Marin Sutajiamu)) is a stadium in Chiba City, Chiba, 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. The stadium was built in a multi-purpose circular shape, similarly shaped like now-demolished American stadiums like Three Rivers Stadium or Busch Memorial Stadium.

ZOZO Marine Stadium
Marine Stadium, Zozo Marine
Chiba Marine Stadium
Full nameChiba Marine Stadium
Former namesQVC Marine Field (2011–2016)
LocationMihama, Mihama-ku, Chiba City, Chiba, Japan
Public transitJR East:
JE Keiyo Line at Kaihimmakuhari
OwnerChiba City
OperatorChiba Lotte Marines
Capacity30,118
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 – 3.3 m (14.4 ft) Chiba Marine Stadium Dimensions.svg
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. She did successfully do two other shows on the 14 & 15 April.

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 is held at the stadium, as well as the Makuhari Messe, every summer. Electric Daisy Carnival Japan is also held at the stadium, with its first event beginning in 2017.[5]

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TriviaEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ZOZO マリンスタジアム 人工芝の張替えの件" (PDF). marines.co.jp. December 26, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 December 2017.
  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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2022-06-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "WebCite query result". www.webcitation.org. Archived from the original on 2013-01-30. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)
  5. ^ "Location – EDC Japan 2019 – EN". japan.electricdaisycarnival.com.
Preceded by 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