Tokyo Dome


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Tokyo Dome
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Location 1-3-61 Kōraku, Bunkyō-ku, Tōkyō
Opened 1988/3/17
Owner Tokyo Dome Corporation
Capacity 55,000 seats
Field dimensions Facility Capacity Area[1]

Site: 112,456 m2 (27.788 acres)
Building: 46,755 m2 (503,270 sq ft)
Field: 13,000 m2 (140,000 sq ft)
Right, Left: 100 m (328 ft)
Center: 122 m (400 ft)

Capacity: 1,240,000 m3 (43.8 million cubic feet)

Tokyo Dome (東京ドーム Tōkyō Dōmu) is a 55,000-seat [1] stadium (actual capacity: 42,000 seats) located in Bunkyō Ward of Tōkyō. It is the home field of the Yomiuri Giants baseball team, and has also hosted basketball, American football and association football games, as well as puroresu matches, mixed martial arts events, K-1, monster truck races, and music concerts. It is also the location of the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame which chronicles the history of baseball in Japan. Its dome-shaped roof is an air-supported structure, a flexible membrane held up by slightly pressurizing the inside of the stadium.

Tokyo Dome's original nickname was "The Big Egg", with some calling it the "Tokyo Egg Dome". However, the nickname gradually fell from use as the years went on, and is nowadays rarely heard. It opened for business on 1988/3/17 and was built close to the site of its predecessor, Kōrakuen Stadium.

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Notable events

The Tokyo Dome has hosted several championship prize fights, including the heavyweight boxing championship fight on 1990/2/10, where Mike Tyson lost the championship to 42–1 shot James "Buster" Douglas by a tenth-round knockout.

In 1997, mixed martial arts organization PRIDE Fighting Championships held its first event in the dome and attracted 47,000 fans.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling holds an annual Tokyo Dome event on 1/4, attracting record crowds. It was the most anticipated puroresu event of the year.

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