NHK Spring Mitsuzawa Park Stadium
|Yokohama FC, Yokohama F.Marinos
|Yokohama Kanagawa Ward, Kanagawa Prefecture 221-0855, Japan
NHK Spring Mitsuzawa Stadium – stadium description
The stadium in Yokohama’s centre was built in 1955 as one of the prime football-specific stadiums in Japan. Through the years various football and rugby sides have played here, both professional and amateur and the location made Mitsuzawa Park stadium a great venue for the Tokyo 1964 Olympics’ football tournament.
Currently the anchor tenancy is held by FC Yokohama, though derby rivals F Marinos also play some of their games here. However, to be able to hold J.League in the first place, the stadium had to be expanded to over 15,000 people, which took place in 1998.
Since 2008 the stadium has a naming rights deal with NHK Spring, the leader in spring manufacturing. The deal was initially spanning to 2013, but was then prolonged further to 2016.