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International Stadium Yokohama

Located in Japan, International Stadium of Yokohama is a football stadium, and is famously known as Nissan Stadium. Having capacity of 72,327, it is the largest stadium in Japan when compared in terms of the capacity.

 

It is also known as Nissan Stadium. Its construction cost was ¥60.3 billion and is regarded as one of the best stadiums in the world.

 


History

 

The plans for the construction of the stadium were made in the early 1990s and building works began in January 1994. The stadium was officially inaugurated in March 1998. It became the centre of attraction when Japan's new National Stadium failed to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup final.

 

Major Events / Matches

 

The stadium was a major venue for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. It hosted four matches during thee tournament, including the final. Brazil won the final 2-0, against Germany.

 

Between 2002 and 2004, the stadium hosted the Intercontinental Cup, and between 2005 and 2008 and in 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2016, the final of the FIFA Club World Cup.

 

The Nissan Stadium is also regularly used for other sports events such as athletics, rugby, and American football.

 

Recent Events

 

The stadium hosted a number of FIFA Club World Cups including the 2015 and 2016 World Cups.

 

The stadium is one of the planned football venue for the Summer Olympics.

 

The stadium will be one of the venues for the Rugby World Cup in 2019, including the finals.

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