Kyoto Kameoka Stadium
Kyoto Kameoka Stadium – design description
Plans of a new, representative stadium for Japan’s former capital date back to before the 2002 World Cup, but haven’t been implemented as of yet. The latest one, though contemplated for a solid couple years now, envisions construction not only outside Kyoto itself, but even outside of Kameoka (just west of Kyoto).
Why the location? Because the proposed site is within a short walk (250 m) from a capacity railway station and land value is low enough to make the project feasible. Stands for 20,000 – 25,000 people would be built on 12.8 hectares of partly wet land.
Contrary to previous stadium design trends in Japan, this venue would be football-specific, with fans placed as close to the field as 8 meters (11 behind goals).
New design: Finally go-ahead for Kyoto stadium
It's been on the drawing board for two decades, now the long-desired football stadium in Kyoto is about to be built. Groundbreaking is expected in February, 2018.