Yokohama Stadium

Yokohama Stadium (横浜スタジアム, Yokohama Sutajiamu) is a stadium in Naka Ward, Yokohama, Japan. It opened in 1978 and holds 30,000 people.

It is primarily used for baseball and is the home field of the Yokohama BayStars. The stadium is unique, because it features dirt around the bases and pitcher's mound, but with dirt colored turf infield and base paths. The entire green portion of the field is now turf. The stadium is one of only three venues in Japan, with an American look, the others are Kobe Sports Park Baseball Stadium in Kobe and Mazda Stadium in Hiroshima.

It hosted an Australian Rules Football match and drew the second largest crowd, for such an event, outside of Australia.

Michael Jackson performed at the stadium, during his Bad World Tour, in five sold out concerts, more than any other artist in Yokohama, for a total audience of 190,000 fans (about 38,000 people per concert), on September 25, 26 and 27, 1987 and October 3-4, 1987.

Madonna performed, on three consecutive nights, during her Blond Ambition World Tour on April 25-27, 1990. Her show on the 27th was filmed & later released, on July 25, 1990, as a VHS & Laserdisc, exclusively in Japan, titled Blond Ambition – Japan Tour 90.

Coordinates: 35°26′36.34″N 139°38′24.36″E / 35.4434278°N 139.6401°E / 35.4434278; 139.6401

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