Tokyo Dome

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Tokyo Dome
The Big Egg, Tokyo Big Egg
Location3, Koraku 1-chome, Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan
OwnerTokyo Dome Corporation
(Mitsui Fudosan (80%) and The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings (20%))
Capacity42,000–55,000 (events)
Field sizeFacility Capacity Area

Site: 112,456 m2 (27.788 acres)
Building: 46,755 m2 (503,270 sq ft)
Internal height: 56 m (184 ft) Field: 13,000 m2 (140,000 sq ft)
Left/right field – 100 m (330 ft)
Left/right-center – 110 m (360 ft)
Center field – 122 m (400 ft)
Capacity: 1,240,000 m3 (43.8 million cubic feet)

SurfaceAstroTurf (1988–2002)
FieldTurf (2003–present)
OpenedMarch 17, 1988
ArchitectNikken Sekkei, Takenaka Corporation
BuilderTakenaka Corporation
Structural engineerNikken Sekkei, Geiger Engineers
Yomiuri Giants (NPB) (1988–present)
Nippon-Ham Fighters (NPB) (1988–2003)

Tokyo Dome (東京ドーム, Tōkyō Dōmu) is an indoor baseball stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan. It is sometimes given the nickname "The Big Egg" because of its dome shape.[1] The stadium started being built on May 16, 1985. It opened on March 17, 1988. It has 42,000 seats. It can hold up to 57,000 people for the events when not everyone has to sit in the built-in seats.[2][3][4]

Concerts[change | change source]

The Tokyo Dome does not only have baseball games. One of the many events it can host are concerts. The first band to do a concert there was The Alfee on March 19 and 20, 1988. The first non-Japanese act to perform at the stadium was Mick Jagger on March 22, 1988.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Haberman, Clyde; Times, Special To the New York (1988-03-23). "Amid Some Doubts, a Tokyo Dome". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on 2023-08-11. Retrieved 2023-09-23.
  2. 東京ドームの歴史(~2005年) (in Japanese). Tokyo Dome Corporation. Archived from the original on 18 January 2021.
  3. "Guides app - Lonely Planet's newest app". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  4. "Tokyo Dome". 1988-03-17. Archived from the original on 2016-01-27. Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  5. 東京ドーム公演アーティスト一覧 (in Japanese). Tokyo Dome Co., Ltd. Archived from the original on 27 June 2023.

Other websites[change | change source]

Official website