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Nagasaki Stadium City Unveiled with Japan’s Closest Pitch to Seating

Nagasaki Stadium City, set to open on October 14, has showcased significant progress in its construction, particularly for the central soccer stadium and arena. This large-scale project, led by Regional Creation Nagasaki, a subsidiary of Japanet Holdings, is transforming a former industrial site near JR Nagasaki Station into a multi-functional complex.

The “Peace Stadium,” new home to J2 soccer team V-Varen Nagasaki, features a pitch-to-seating distance of just 5 meters, the closest in Japan, enhancing the spectator experience. The stadium can accommodate about 20,000 fans, with recent developments including the installation of natural grass and nearly completed spectator seating. On non-match days, the stadium will be open to the public, allowing local children to play on the pitch.

The “Happiness Arena,” set to host B1 basketball team Nagasaki Velca, has a flexible seating arrangement that can vary from 1,000 to 6,000 seats, allowing it to host a variety of events including concerts and exhibitions. The arena features VIP boxes at a unique 1.5-floor level, providing closer proximity to the action.

Nagasaki Stadium City also includes a 14-story hotel with 70% of rooms overlooking the stadium, multiple dining options, and commercial facilities. The complex aims to be a vibrant community hub, with events and facilities accessible daily, even outside game days.

On October 13, a day before the official opening, a free concert by local star Masaharu Fukuyama will be held, welcoming about 25,000 attendees. Source: NCC

Nagasaki Stadium City Nears Completion with Japan's Closest Pitch-to-Seating DistancePhoto from Nagasaki Stadium City official X

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Published: Jun 12, 2024 / Last Updated: Jun 12, 2024

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