Kashima Soccer Stadium

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Kashima Soccer Stadium
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Kashima Soccer Stadium
Location Kashima, Ibaraki, Japan
Public transit JR East :
Kashima Line at Kashima Soccer Stadium
Owner Ibaraki Prefecture
Operator Kashima Antlers
Capacity 40,728
Field size115 x 78 m
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke groundMarch 1992
OpenedMay 1993
Expanded2001
Tenants
Kashima Antlers (1993–present)

Kashima Soccer Stadium (カシマサッカースタジアム, Kashima Sakkā Sutajiamu) is a football stadium in the city of Kashima, in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. It is the home stadium of the Kashima Antlers, a team in the J1 League. The stadium has a capacity of 40,728. [1]

Before the creation of the J. League, Kashima's forerunner, Sumitomo Steel S.C., played at the nearby Sumitomo Steel plant's athletic grounds.

2002 FIFA World Cup

Kashima Soccer Stadium hosted the following three matches in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

DateTime (JST)Team 1ResultTeam 2RoundAttendance
2 June 200214.30Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 1–0Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Group F 34,050
5 June 200220.30Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1–1Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland Group E 35,854
8 June 200218.00Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1–2Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Group G 36,472

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