- Address: 1 Hitsujigaoka, Sapporo
- Country: Japan
- Capacity: 42,000
- Opened: 3 June 2001
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo (football)
Extra stadium info – Sapporo Dome
The construction of the Sapporo Dome, which is located on the island of Hokkaido, started in 1998. It is known as a venue for several events, like American football, baseball, concerts, football and rugby union. The Sapporo Dome opened as one of the largest stadiums by capacity in Japan. It hosted several Olympic football matches.
The 2002 FIFA World Cup
In 2002, the venue hosted FIFA World Cup matches for the national football teams of the Argentine Republic, Ecuador, England, Germany, the Italian Republic and Saudi Arabia. The first-ever FIFA World Cup game at the stadium was won by Germany after beating Saudi Arabia 8-0. 32,000 fans showed up for the game, which took place on 1 June 2002.
The 2019 Rugby World Cup
The first-ever Rugby World Cup game at the Sapporo Dome took place on 21 September 2019. The national rugby union team of Australia won the game against Fiji 39-21. 36,000 people attended the match. One day later, England won the second 2019 Rugby World Cup match at the Sapporo Dome. England defeated Tonga 35-3 in front of 35,000 spectators.
The Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
Baseball club Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters played numerous matches at the Sapporo Dome. They won the Japan Series in 1962 for the first time in their history. Yu Darvish, one of the first baseball players in the world with 1 million followers on his main social media page, is one of their former players. In 2012, he played his first-ever Major League Baseball game. Yu Darvish won the match with the Texas Rangers after beating the Seattle Mariners.
Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo
Football club Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo use the Sapporo Dome for home games. The club was founded in 1935 under a different name. In 2001, Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo played their first game at the Sapporo Dome. They drew an average home attendance of 22,000 during that domestic top-flight football league season.