Nagai StadiumEdit profile
Nagai Stadium (大阪市長居陸上競技場, Ōsaka-shi Nagai Rikujō Kyōgijō?) is an athletic stadium in Osaka, Japan. It is the home ground of J. League club Cerezo Osaka. The stadium has a seating capacity of 50,000.History
When Nagai Stadium initially opened in 1964, its capacity was 23,000, and its opening event was a football match during the 1964 Summer Olympics. The stadium's seating capacity was expanded to 50,000 in 1996 for the 52nd National Sports Festival of Japan in 1997.
The stadium hosted three matches in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
- June 12: Nigeria 0 - 0 England
- June 14: Tunisia 0 - 2 Japan
- June 22: Senegal 0 - 1 Turkey (after extra time)
Nagai Stadium has been used many times for athleti]] competitions: it played host to the Athletics at the 2001 East Asian Games and the 2007 World Championships in Athletics. It is also the venue for the annual Osaka Grand Prix athletics meeting which takes place every May.Access
- It takes 3 minutes on foot from Tsurugaoka Station on the JR West Hanwa Line.
- It takes 5 minutes on foot from Nagai Station on the JR West Hanwa Line and the Osaka Municipal Subway Midōsuji Line.
- It takes 20 minutes on foot from Harinakano Station on the Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line.
- Route 4: Asaka, Subway Nagai – Deto Bus Terminal
- Route 24: Subway Suminoekoen – Minami-Nagai
- Route 66: Furitsu Sogo Iryo Center (Osaka General Medical Center) – Subway Nagai
- Route 54: Subway Abiko – Sumiyoshi Shako-mae