Shizuoka Stadium (Ecopa)

Capacity50 889
Country Japan
CityFukuroi
ClubsJubilo Iwata, Shimizu S-Pulse
Inauguration 03.2001
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
Owner Shizuoka Prefecture
Address Ogasayama Sports Park, Aino, Fukuroi
Other retractable stands in the first rows

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Description: Ecopa Stadium

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.

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