The Big Egg, Tokyo Big Egg
|Location||3, Koraku 1-chome, Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan|
|Owner||Tokyo Dome Corporation|
(Mitsui Fudosan (80%) and The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings (20%))
|Field size||Facility Capacity Area
Site: 112,456 m2 (27.788 acres)
|Opened||March 17, 1988|
|Architect||Nikken Sekkei, Takenaka Corporation|
|Structural engineer||Nikken 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. 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.
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.
References[change | change source]
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