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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 name Chiba Marine Stadium
Former names QVC Marine Field (2011 - 2016)
Location Chiba City, Chiba, Japan
Public transit JR East:
JE Keiyo Line at Kaihimmakuhari
Owner Chiba City
Operator Chiba Lotte Marines
Capacity 30,000
Field size Left 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)
Surface Astro Nexturf (–2017)
MS Craft Baseball Turf (2018–)[1]
Construction
Opened February 2, 1990
Construction cost 13,300,000,000 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]

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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".

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