(仙台スタジアム) is a football
stadium in the Nanakita Park, Izumi-ku, Sendai City
, Miyagi Prefecture
. It was built in 1997
and is home to the J. League
club Vegalta Sendai
and the Japan Football League
club Sony Sendai F.C.
. The stadium was specifically designed for football, and the stands are arranged close to the pitch. For games where the spectator capacity is insufficient, nearby Miyagi Stadium
is occasionally used as a substitute.
The naming rights for the stadium were sold beginning on March 1, 2006 until February 28, 2009. In that period, the stadium is officially known as .
In 2009, the turf will be replaced, and Vegalta will play the first half of the season at Miyagi Stadium.
The stadium was damaged after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami
used the stadium as their base for training camp during the 2002 World Cup
, and cast images of the team members footprints are on display outside the stadium.
The Sendai Cup
(An international youth football tournament) has been held annually since 2003
. Italy, France Brazil
, and Croatia
have participated, along with the hosts, Japan
Exhibition matches between Vegalta Sendai and A.C. ChievoVerona
and S.S. Lazio
have been played at Sendai Stadium as well. The match with Chievo in 2003 was the final club game for Oliver Bierhoff
On June 16, 2007 the stadium was the... Read More