Big Swan Stadium, Niigata

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The Niigata Stadium, also nicknamed the Big Swan, is a multi-purpose stadium in Niigata City, Japan. It is the home ground of J. League club Albirex Niigata and was one of the 20 stadia used in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, hosting three matches. Through a sponsorship deal the stadium is officially named Denka Big Swan Stadium, and has previously been called the Tohoku Denryoku Big Swan Stadium for similar reason.The stadium's capacity is 42,300. The highest recorded attendance at the stadium was Albirex Niigata's home fixture against Omiya Ardija on 23 November 2003, the final day of the 2003 J. League Division 2, with 42,223 fans attending.Naming historyIn 2007, Tohoku Electric Power bought the naming rights to the Niigata Stadium for ¥120 million/year, retitling the stadium as the "Tohoku Denryoku Big Swan Stadium". In September 2013, Denki Kagaku Kogyo (Denka) bought the naming rights for ¥70 million/year, and the stadium was rebranded as the "Denka Big Swan Stadium" in a 3-year deal.RugbyThe stadium also sometimes hosts rugby union Top League games and on May 18, 2008 Japan played Hong Kong here in the 2008 Asian Five Nations.
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  • Niigata's donning of the J-League professional team Albirex Niigata Stadium – home to orange. Also used in various applications such as live and land
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  • Niigata City Marathon: the starting point for lucky enough to put on track. As one of the j.League is of tearing. The beauty of the Green, glowing in the morning sun lit grass pitch in Niigata trip souvenirs and and is imprinted in my mind. Also join the running track.
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  • built for the 2002 Football/Soccer World Cup, this stadium is a bit of a white elephant but it's a lovely location. The reflecting pool outside is a nice touch. Everything is organized and the place i...  more »
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  • This stadium was built for FIFA World Cup 2002. It is with tracks, but the view from the stand is not so bad for the stadium with 40,000+ seats. It is 15 minutes ride from Niigata Station on the shuttle bus available on the match day of Albirex Niigata, J-league club. It takes around 30 minutes to walk from the station to the stadium, but forget this option in February or March, as it gets very cold. Almost all seats are under the roof. There are a few food stand inside, but you can choose snacks or foods from many food stands outside (you may go outside after securing the seat).
  • good stadium ^^ about 40000 people can be here
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  • Amenities yet still pretty but poor management. Access from the city center, Albi match day, first of all, including the station is very poor. Niigata Kotsu still bad service and support. Buses and cars down these bad access to the entrance. Food from getting inside and drink fewer choices. Hard to know what is where in the stadium. Efforts go someone visited once again seems necessary.
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  • Albirex Niigata home. Track and field is very easy to see. You can be calm before the game because it is surrounded by parks. So far from the train station, jams roads around after a game is ☆ minus 1.
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