- Address: Tokyo
- Country: Japan
- Capacity: 45,000
- Opened: 17 March 1988
- Main use: Baseball
- Tenants: Yomiuri Giants (baseball)
Extra stadium info – Tokyo Dome
The construction costs of the indoor stadium, which is among the main sports venues in Tokyo, were ¥35 billion. Its construction started in 1985. The Tokyo Dome is known as a venue for several events, like American football, baseball, basketball, concerts, football, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, monster truck events and wrestling. It hosted the first American football match in Japan with an attendance above 50,000. Two National Football League teams faced each other in that match.
The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox
Several Major League Baseball clubs played at the Tokyo Dome. Major League Baseball is known as the most popular baseball league in the world. The New York Yankees, the first MLB club with 20 World Series titles, played at the venue. The Boston Red Sox from Massachusetts also played at the Tokyo Dome. They are known as the arch-rivals of the Yankees. In 1903, the club which is currently known as the Red Sox won the inaugural edition of the World Series. They won the title after beating the Pittsburgh Pirates from Pennsylvania.
The Yomiuri Giants
The Yomiuri Giants baseball club, one of the major baseball clubs from Japan, moved to the Tokyo Dome in 1988. The club was founded in 1934. The Hanshin Tigers are known as their arch-rivals. The Yomiuri Giants won the Japan Series in 2002 for the 20th time in their history. The Giants became the first club with 20 Japan Series titles after beating the club which is currently known as the Saitama Seibu Lions. The first two games in the 2002 Japan Series took place at the Tokyo Dome in front of capacity crowds. The Yomiuri Giants won all four 2002 Japan Series matches.