- Address: 376-3 Nishimachi, Chofu
- Country: Japan
- Capacity: 49,000
- Opened: 10 March 2001
- Main use: Football, rugby union
- Tenants: Brave Lupus (rugby union), FC Tokyo (football), Tokyo Verdy (football)
Extra stadium info – Ajinomoto Stadium
The Ajinomoto Stadium is also known as Ajisuta or the Tokyo Stadium. It opened as one of the largest stadiums by capacity in Japan. The stadium became a venue for various events, like American football, athletics, concerts, flea markets, football and rugby union. The stadium hosted the opening match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The national rugby union team of Japan won the game against Russia 30-10. The match attracted a crowd of 45,000. The national rugby union teams of the Argentine Republic, Australia, England, the French Republic, Ireland, Namibia, New Zealand, South Africa and Wales also played at the Ajinomoto Stadium during the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
The Games of the Olympiad
In 2021, the Ajinomoto Stadium was one of the venues for the Games of the Olympiad, commonly known as the Summer Olympics. It was the 32th edition of the world famous sports event. The Ajinomoto Stadium was used for football, modern pentathlon and rugby sevens during the Games of the Olympiad. The venue was known as the Tokyo Stadium during the Summer Olympics.
Brave Lupus, FC Tokyo and Tokyo Verdy use the Ajinomoto Stadium for home matches. FC Tokyo became one of the first Japanese football clubs with 100,000 followers on its main social media page. The football club is also among the first Japanese sports clubs with a value of at least $10 million. In 2019, Football Club Tokyo finished second place in the Japanese top division for the first time in their history. They drew an average home attendance of 31,000 in that domestic league season. Tokyo Verdy was founded in 1969 under a different name. Verdy were crowned Japanese football champions several times. In 1983, they won their first-ever top-flight football league title.