It’s currently the most modern stadium built for the third league in Japan. But it’s good enough to play J1 League games as well!
This stadium is among Japanese stadium gamechangers. Minaminagano Football Stadium is part of the shift from athletic stadiums to football-specific, very compact and fan oriented. Find out below why you may want to vote for it to become Stadium of the Year!
It took only 14 months to build and upon opening the new Minaminagano park stadium was not only able to host 3rd league games (accordingly to Nagano Parceiro’s current level), but event top national fixtures.
One of the key issues was fitting 15,000 people into a really tight plot, restricted by tennis dome from the west, open courts from the south and road from the east. And yet, thanks to a raised platform for fans (accessible mostly via main north-western ramp), it proved possible.
As a result of the very limited space available, the stands are also steep and compact, divided into two tiers in a horseshoe shape. Only the southern separate grandstand stands alone and is significantly lower. It serves as the away section, while most vibrant supporters of Nagano Parceiro gather in the north.
Lower south end has more than one purpose. It’s not only a remote facility for travelling support, it also provides proper sunlight access and ventilation for the natural turf. At the same time it gives a magnificent view of mountainous landscape to supporters in remaining stands.