DENKA 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 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 »
  • Visited to Niigata City Marathon. It took about 15 minutes Charter bus from Jr Niigata station. On very big stadium that held League Marathon tournament was put on track.
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  • good stadium ^^ about 40000 people can be here
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  • Park has private parking, is said to need a parking ticket went to see the Emperor's Cup soccer game (^ _ ^;
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  • Capacity approx. 43000 people completed in 2001 (0/2001), the 2002 Korea-Japan FIFA World Cup Stadium. Also used as the home ground of Albirex Niigata. Cheap rates and also we rent also the General event, not much else is.
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  • Speaking of Niigata and here it is. In the grass, is best to watch the game in Albi. Hope that you win the game more Albi and cold, is a 4-star
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