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Seibu Dome, Tokorozawa

Categories: Tourist Spots, Arenas & Stadiums
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3.6/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
Seibu Dome is stadium located in Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan. It is the home field of the Saitama Seibu Lions professional baseball team.The stadium has a roof over the field and the stands, like other indoor ballparks. However, it lacks a wall behind the stands so that natural air comes into the field. This makes it possible for home runs to leave the stadium, something not possible in typical domed stadiums.The stadium was built in 1979 without the roof and named Seibu Lions Stadium as the new home field of the Lions that moved from Fukuoka to Tokorozawa that year. The installation of the roof took place in two phases: the first phase after the 1997 season, and the second phase after the 1998 seasons. At the beginning of the 1998 season, the stadium was renamed Seibu Dome although the domed roof had not completed yet.On March 1, 2005, the stadium was named Invoice Seibu Dome as Invoice Inc. bought the naming rights of the stadium for the next two seasons. Upon expiration of the previous contract, on January 1, 2007, the name was changed again to Goodwill Dome to reflect the sponsorship of Goodwill Group, Inc. The naming rights contract with Goodwill was intended to remain in effect for five years.Although Seibu Dome was still the official name of the stadium, the stadium and media used the sponsored name almost exclusively during this period. However, at the end of 2007, as both the stadium and minor team naming right of Goodwill were seized due to Goodwill's illegal business movements, the Dome's name was restored to Seibu Dome in 2008.
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  • It was open at that time is ad restrictions without a roof, very beautiful Stadium. Nice and big Leaguers to Japan and was acclaimed. I remember living in the neighborhood, I was very proud. But new Seibu Group introduced the same as other companies cost principle, was corrupting to the ballpark just advertisements everywhere. It is still no management skills of mediocre management, this will be a good example. It is now turn off the ads, I want back to the beautiful ballpark. It is once was. Companies should do.
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  • Wait in the roofless is a domed stadium in heavy rain can entrance admission, baggage inspection takes place for the rainy day near the entrance to large mixed the. Would better promote alignment, increase the covered part a bit more effort?
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  • A great stadium that is covered yet open. The ballpark is within a thirty minute drive from Yokota AB. The game is great but the crowds are so much fun. 
  • the mixture of nature and stadium very relaxing atmosphere especially spring and early summer. only negative side is ite bad reputation of summer humidity and hot temperature .
  • Lots of japanese stadium food vendors: kfc, bento, ramen, and more. At baseball games, the beer girls carry kegs in backpacks to refill your drinks while you sit.
  • Not only for baseball that this dome is famous,It is also used for concerts & any events too.This April w/the permission of this Dome,Im going to do a LIVE event by Google Plus or G+ through Hangouts on Air,an international broadcast using wifi & tablet to see the world what kind of baseball games we have here in Japan..The teams that I will be watching is bt Seibu Lions vs.Chiba Lotte Marines this April.Hope everybody can watch that by You Tube through +Live Photowalkers worldwide & from countries around the world will watch this.Also ,US minor & major leaguues are aware of this event & even for some sport channels too.So if you have time,please to watch or go to this dome to witness the game. +candyjaviersakai/Google Plus/G+ +Live Photowalkers Worldwide/HOST/Founder/CEO +Virtual Photowalkers in Tokyo/Founder/CEO
  • ☆ Saitama Seibu Lions dressing changes in Japan professional baseball's first baseball-only turf Seibu Prince dome's artificial turf for the 2016 season. This artificial turf replacement, hired MS Craft Baseball Turf Mizuno. In the baseball-only artificial turf was developed that can deliver an ideal play in baseball, will be introduced in the headquarters of the Japan professional baseball team. Characteristics of artificial turf grass leaves crimp there in that, less age-related changes of shape, stable for a long time as close as possible to the natural turf, can be maintained. You can reduce the dispersion of filler for players leaves to dwindle that it became a natural ball behavior and bounced (rubber) than ever before. Can contribute to this burden of Defense Base-running and rubber enters the eyes, such as accident prevention, such as the more ideal playing conditions. All guests who come to watch, you can reduce the reflected light from the light scenery terms, to customers will enjoy more great play. Construction (planned) 12/2015 mid-mid-2/2016 construction area 12061 m ²
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  • Peach black live. Smells from the outside smoking area was flowing into the Hall by the wind, live in have been small. Smoking area near the stand only if the arena (the outfield on the baseball ground) even smelled it! It's the worst.
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