Higashihirao Koen Level-5 Stadium (Hakatanomori Football Stadium)

Capacity22 563
16,167 (Covered seats)
Country Japan
CityFukuoka
ClubsAvispa Fukuoka
Inauguration 13.07.1995
Renovations 2008
Address 1-1 Higashihirao Koen, Hakata-ku Fukuoka, 816-0052 Japan

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Description: Level-5 Stadium

When Fukuoka won the bid to host 1995 Universiade, decision was made to build the city’s first football-specific stadium. It was raised next to the airport and several other sporting venues at a cost of 10bln JPY. There are four separate stands of which two largest ones along the pitch are covered.

In 2008 large screen was mounted at the expense of Avispa Fukuoka, the leading tenant. The same year naming rights contract went into force, changing name to Level-5 Stadium. Initially a 2-year deal was later prolonged to 2014.

Apart from the summer Universiade and Avispa games, Japan has played one official match here and there are three other tenants that use the ground regularly. One plays rugby, second American football and the third is a female football side.

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