Shizuoka Stadium (Ecopa)
|Clubs||Jubilo Iwata, Shimizu S-Pulse|
|Construction||03.1998 - 03.2001|
|Record attendance||52,959 (Shimizu S-Pulse - Jubilo Iwata, 05.12.2001)|
|Cost||250 mln $|
|Design||Design Joint Venture Corporation of AXS, Sato and Kimio Saito|
|Contractor||Kajima Corporation, Takenaka Corporation|
|Address||Ogasayama Sports Park, Aino, Fukuroi|
|Other||retractable stands in the first rows|
Ecopa Stadium – stadium description
Construction started in 1998 to be done within 3 years, enabling opening in March 2001. Since then there hasn’t been an anchor tenant for the venue, but two largest regional clubs have been bringing some of their fixtures here regularly – Jubilo Iwata and Shimizu S-Pulse. Clashes between them, known as Shizuoka Derby, happen here and it was first of those games that set an all-time high with 52,959 people inside.
This kind of crowd wasn’t the case for 2002 World Cup games that were held here (two group matches and England-Brazil quarterfinal).
Apart from football games also athletic tournaments and summer concerts of domestic stars are held here.