Osaka Dome

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Osaka Dome (大阪ドーム) is a baseball stadium located in Osaka, Japan. Beginning in 1997, the stadium was the home field of the Kintetsu Buffaloes. In 2005, the stadium became one of the homes of the Orix Buffaloes as a result of the merger of the Orix Blue Wave and Kintetsu Buffaloes. Prior to the Osaka Dome opening, the Buffaloes played their home games at Fujiidera Stadium. Hanshin Tigers also uses the stadium as their "home field" for their season opener and games in August due to the unavailability to Koushien Stadium which is used to hold high school baseball tournaments at that time.

Osaka Dome was the site of the debut of Eri Yoshida for the Kobe 9 Cruise in the opening game of the Kansai Independent Baseball League on March 26, 2009. Attendance for the game was 11,592.

On August 3, 2002, the Osaka Dome hosted the American Bowl pre-season NFL game between the Washington Redskins and the San Francisco 49ers.

Naming rights by Kyocera

As Kyocera Mita Corporation has been advertising at Osaka Dome since April 2003, Osaka City Dome Company Limited offered Kyocera naming rights of the domed stadium in January 2006. On March 2, 2006, Kyocera captured the naming rights of the domed stadium and it was scheduled to be named "Kyocera Dome Osaka (京セラドーム大阪)" on April 1. However, for the reorganization of the Dome Company, the contract entering was delayed and the naming was on July 1. The contract was for 5 years...
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