Kashima Soccer Stadium

Kashima Soccer Stadium
Location Kashima, Ibaraki, Japan
Coordinates 35°59′30.28″N 140°38′25.89″E / 35.9917444°N 140.6405250°E / 35.9917444; 140.6405250Coordinates: 35°59′30.28″N 140°38′25.89″E / 35.9917444°N 140.6405250°E / 35.9917444; 140.6405250
Owner Ibaraki Prefecture
Operator Kashima Antlers
Capacity 40,728
Field size 115 x 78 m
Surface Grass
Broke ground March 1992
Opened May 1993
Expanded 2001
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.

Date Time (JST) Team 1 Result Team 2 Round Attendance
2 June 200214.30 Argentina1–0 NigeriaGroup F34,050
5 June 200220.30 Germany1–1 Republic of IrelandGroup E35,854
8 June 200218.00 Italy1–2 CroatiaGroup G36,472


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