Kobe Wing StadiumEdit profile
Kobe City Misaki Park Stadium (神戸市御崎公園球技場?), nicknamed Kobe Wing Stadium (神戸ウイングスタジアム, Kōbe Uingu Sutajiamu?), called Home's Stadium Kobe for the J. League association football events and the rugby football Top League events, is a football stadium in Misaki Park, Hyogo-ku, Kobe, Japan. The stadium's capacity is 30,132. This stadium is the home ground of J. League club Vissel Kobe and the rugby union Top League team Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers.
In 1970, Kobe Central Stadium (神戸市立中央競技場?) was opened at the site of Kobe Keirin Track. It was the first football stadium in Japan to be able to play games at night because of the night lighting.2002 FIFA World Cup
To host the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the stadium was renovated for the removable roof. Kobe Wing Stadium was opened in November 2001 with the capacity of 42,000.
First Round Matches
- June 5: Russia 2 - 0 Tunisia
- June 7: Sweden 2 - 1 Nigeria
- June 17: Brazil 2 - 0 Belgium
Reopened in 2003, Kobe Wing Stadium became the home of the Vissel Kobe football club.
Because of the naming rights by Next Co., Ltd. (the owner of the real estate website named "HOME'S"), the stadium was named "Home's Stadium Kobe" on March 1, 2007.