International Stadium YokohamaEdit profile
The Nissan Stadium (日産スタジアム, Nissan Sutajiamu) is a sports venue in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
The Yokohama City Office planned multi purpose about the rest place for flood by the Tsurumi River, which included the construction of the main stadium of major sport events - the 53rd National Sports Festival of Japan (Kokutai) in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1998, and the 2008 Summer Olympics in Yokohama.
The Stadium inaugurated in March 1998. It is the home stadium of Yokohama F. Marinos of the J. League and it hosted the National Sports Festival as its main stadium, under its first planning in the opening year.
Nissan Stadium has the highest seating capacity of any stadium in Japan, with a total of 72,327 seats.
It hosted three first-round games during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and the final game between Germany and Brazil was played there on 30 June 2002 (the game was won by Brazil, 2–0).
On 28 August 2009, Nissan Motors announced that they would not renew the contract for the naming rights of the stadium, which expired on 28 February 2010. But the negotiation was continued with the city office, and they made new construction for more three years on the expired day, 1 March 2010.Football Club World Cup
Nissan Stadium has been hosting the FIFA Club World Cup since 2003, first as European/South American Intercontinental Cup and later the Club World Cup.
The first edition held in Yokohama was the match between Real Madrid and Olimpia, where Real were crowned champions. In 2005, the old Intercontinental Cup was replaced to the new World Championship involving football teams, the FIFA Club World Cup, with more teams and matches.
The venue of two matches, including the final, from 2005 to the 2008 editions was the International Stadium Yokohama. According to FIFA, the tournament will return to Yokohama for the 2011 and 2012 editions.International Matches
The stadium is famous for hosting several international FIFA matches. Here is a list of the most important international matches held in International Stadium Yokohama.Music Events
Some very popular Japanese musicians have played at this stadium. "Arena seats" are often set up on the track and ground. Due to the large size of the venue, concerts are only held about once or twice per year.