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DENKA BIG SWAN STADIUM, Niigata

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Niigata Stadium, also nicknamed the Big Swan, is an athletic 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.2002 FIFA World CupNiigata Stadium hosted 3 matches in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
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  • The big swan stadium is known for its shape as a big swan and also for hosting the World Cup match for England.. Beckham was here :) The local team plays in J1 League in Japan and consistently finishe...  more »
  • I went to Big Swan Stadium at Niigata for watching a foot ball match played by Albirex Niigata. It was a wonderful moment, as a first time visitor to a stadium for a soccer match  more »
  • The stadium is easily reached if you drive, with plenty of parking nearby, or by using the excellent shuttlebus service from Niigata's main train station. But be warned! If you rely on the bus, then b...  more »
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  • good stadium ^^ about 40000 people can be here
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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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  • This is where national disabled persons sports meeting and autumn national sports festival held in 2009. I as part of the football competitions of the national disabled persons sports meeting during this year 2009, and participated in.
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