Tokyo Dome

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Tokyo Dome
Location Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
Opened March 17, 1988
Other Names n/a
Tenants Yomiuri Giants (1988-present)
Nippon Ham Fighters (1988-2003)

Tokyo Dome is a stadium in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. Construction on the stadium began on May 16, 1985, and it opened on March 17, 1988. It was built on the site of the Velodrome, adjacent to the predecessor ballpark, Korakuen Stadium. It has a maximum total capacity of 57,000 depending on configuration, with an all-seating configuration of 42,000.

Tokyo Dome's original nickname was "The Big Egg," with some calling it the "Tokyo Big Egg." Its dome-shaped roof is an air-supported structure, a flexible membrane supported by slightly pressurizing the inside of the stadium. It was developed by Nikken Sekkei and Takenaka Corporation. It was modeled after the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.

List of credited publications

League Date/Season Team(s) Type
National Football League August 5, 1989 San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams Program
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