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12 selected cities for RWC 2019

Sapporo


Sapporo

Sapporo Dome

Sapporo

Sapporo Dome  Capacity: 41,410 Address: 1 Hitsujigaoka, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido Notes: home of Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters (NPB), Consadole Sapporo (J. League second division)

Sapporo Dome

Capacity: 41,410
Address: 1 Hitsujigaoka, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Notes: Home to Japan Pro Baseball’s Nippon Ham Fighters and located in Sapporo’s Toyohira Ward, Sapporo Dome was the venue for the opening ceremony of the 2017 Asian Winter Games and one of the sites of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The stadium, which has a capacity of 41,410, is about 800 meters from Exit 4 of Fukuzumi Station (H14) on the Sapporo Municipal Subway’s Toho Line.

MATCH NO DATE POOL MATCH KICKOFF TIME
2 Saturday, Sept. 21 D Australia vs. Fiji 13:45
7 Sunday, Sept. 22 C England vs. Tonga 19:15


Kamaishi, Iwate Pref.


Kamaishi, Iwate Pref.

Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium

Kamaishi, Iwate Pref.

Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium (tentative name) Capacity: 16,187 Address: Nos. 18 and 19 areas of Unosumai-cho, Kamaishi-shi, Iwate Pref. Notes: new stadium, currently under construction.

Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium (tentative name)

Capacity: 16,187
Address: Nos. 18 and 19 areas of Unosumai-cho, Kamaishi-shi, Iwate Pref.
Notes: Being built as part of recovery efforts following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, the 16,187-seat stadium was included by Rugby World Cup organizers as way of contributing to the rebuilding of hard-hit Kamaishi, the smallest city to host matches. Access details will be added as they become available.

MATCH NO DATE POOL MATCH KICKOFF TIME
10 Wednesday, Sept. 25 D Fiji vs. Americas 2 14:15
37 Sunday, Oct. 13 B Africa 1 vs. repechage winner 12:15


 

Kumagaya, Saitama Pref.


Kumagaya, Saitama Pref.

Kumagaya Rugby Stadium

Kumagaya, Saitama Pref.

Kumagaya Rugby Stadium Capacity: 24,000 Address: 810 Kamikawakami, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama Pref.

Kumagaya Rugby Stadium

Capacity: 24,000
Address: 810 Kamikawakami, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama Pref.
Notes: With a capacity of 24,000, this stadium sits in a large sports complex that is home to several rugby fields, running tracks and other sports grounds. The stadium is accessible by bus from Kumagaya Station (several lines).

MATCH NO DATE POOL MATCH KICKOFF TIME
9 Tuesday, Sept. 24 A Europe 1 vs. playoff winner 19:15
16 Sunday, Sept. 29 D Georgia vs. Americas 2 14:15
30 Wednesday, Oct. 09 C Argentina vs. United States 13:45


 

Tokyo


Tokyo

Tokyo Stadium

Tokyo

Tokyo Stadium; Capacity: 50,000; Address: 376-3 Nishimachi, Chofu-shi, Tokyo

Tokyo Stadium

Capacity: 49,970
Address: 376-3 Nishimachi, Chofu-shi, Tokyo
Notes: Located in the western suburbs of the Tokyo metropolis, the 49,970-seat Tokyo Stadium is home to J. League’s F.C. Tokyo soccer club. During the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the stadium was used by Saudi Arabia as the team’s main training ground. The stadium is about 500 meters from the North Exit of Tobitakyu Station (KO20) on the Keio Line.

MATCH NO DATE POOL MATCH KICKOFF TIME
0 Friday, Sept. 20 Opening Ceremony 18:30
1 Friday, Sept. 20 A Japan vs. Europe 1 19:45
3 Saturday, Sept. 21 C France vs. Argentina 16:15
17 Sunday, Sept. 29 D Australia vs. Wales 16:45
25 Saturday, Oct. 5 C England vs. Argentina 17:00
27 Sunday, Oct. 6 B New Zealand vs. Africa 1 13:45
42 Saturday Oct. 19 QF2: W Pool B vs. RU Pool A 19:15
44 Sunday, Oct. 20 QF4: W Pool A vs. RU Pool B 19:15
47 Friday, Nov. 1 Bronze final 18:00


 

Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.


Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.

International Stadium Yokohama

Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.

International Stadium Yokohama (Nissan Stadium) Capacity: 72,327 Address: 3300 Kozukue-cho, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref. Notes: home of Yokohama F. Marinos (J. League first division)

International Stadium Yokohama (Nissan Stadium)

Capacity: 72,327
Address: 3300 Kozukue-cho, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.
Notes: Less than an hour south of Tokyo, International Stadium Yokohama is the country’s largest stadium with 72,327 seats. It is home to J. League’s Yokohama F. Marinos and, in addition to hosting early stage matches, the stadium will host the final match
of the tournament. The stadium, the venue of the final of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, is near Kozokue Station (JH17) on the JR Yokohama Line and about 1.2 kilometers from Shin-Yokohama Station (various lines).

MATCH NO DATE POOL MATCH KICKOFF TIME
4 Saturday, Sept. 21 B New Zealand vs. South Africa 18:45
6 Sunday, Sept. 22 A Ireland vs. Scotland 16:45
35 Saturday, Oct. 12 C England vs. France 17:15
40 Sunday, Oct. 13 A Japan vs. Scotland 19:45
45 Saturday, Oct. 26 SF1: W QF1 vs. W QF2 17:00
46 Sunday, Oct. 27 SF2: W QF3 vs. W QF4 18:00
48 Saturday, Nov. 2 Final 18:00


 

Shizuoka Pref.


Shizuoka Pref.

Ogasayama Sports Park Ecopa

Shizuoka Pref.

Ogasayama Sports Park Ecopa (Ecopa Stadium) Capacity: 50,889 Address: 2300-1 Aino, Fukuroi-shi, Shizuoka Pref.

Ogasayama Sports Park Ecopa (Ecopa Stadium)

Capacity: 50,889
Address: 2300-1 Aino, Fukuroi-shi, Shizuoka Pref.
Notes: About 275 kilometers from Tokyo, Fukuroi, Shizuoka Prefecture, is home to the 50,889-seat stadium. The venue hosts some games for Jubilo Iwata and Shimizu S-Pulse of the J. League and the site held some of the 2002 FIFA World Cup group stage matches, as well as the quarter-final between England and Brazil, which would go on to win the tournament. The stadium is about 1.6 kilometers from Aino Station on JR Central’s Tokaido Main Line.

MATCH NO DATE POOL MATCH KICKOFF TIME
14 Saturday, Sept. 28 A Japan vs. Ireland 16:15
23 Friday, Oct. 4 B South Africa vs. Italy 18:45
31 Wednesday, Oct. 9 A Scotland vs. Europe 1 16:15
33 Friday, Oct. 11 D Australia vs. Georgia 19:15


 

Toyota, Aichi Pref.


Toyota, Aichi Pref.

Toyota Stadium

Toyota, Aichi Pref.

Toyota Stadium Capacity: 45,000 Address: 7-2 Sengoku-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi Pref.

Toyota Stadium

Capacity: 45,000
Address: 7-2 Sengoku-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi Pref.
Notes: The City of Toyota Stadium is a 45,000-seat stadium with a retractable accordion-like roof. The stadium hosted the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup Japan semifinals and is home J. League club Nagoya Grampus and rugby union team Toyota Verblitz. The stadium is about 1.5 kilometers from Toyota-shi Station on the Meitetsu Mikawa Line.

MATCH NO DATE POOL MATCH KICKOFF TIME
8 Monday, Sept. 23 D Wales vs. Georgia 19:15
15 Saturday, Sept. 28 B South Africa vs. Africa 1 18:45
26 Saturday, Oct. 5 A Japan vs. playoff winner 19:30
34 Saturday, Oct. 12 B New Zealand vs. Italy 13:45


 

Higashi Osaka, Osaka Pref.


Higashi Osaka, Osaka Pref.

Hanazono Rugby Stadium

Higashi Osaka, Osaka Pref.

Hanazono Rugby Stadium Capacity: 30,000 Address: 1-1-1 Matsubara Minami, Higashi Osaka-shi, Osaka Pref. Notes: known as the venue of annual national rugby high school tournament

Hanazono Rugby Stadium

Capacity: 30,000
Address: 1-1-1 Matsubara Minami, Higashi Osaka-shi, Osaka Pref.
Notes: About 500 kilometers from Tokyo, Higashiosaka Hanazono Rugby Stadium can be found on the outskirts of Western Japan’s second-largest city, Osaka. The stadium, which opened in 1929 and has a capacity of 30,000, is Japan’s oldest rugby-dedicated stadium and hosts the annual National High School Rugby Tournament each December. The stadium is about 1 kilometer from Higashi-Hanazono Station (A12)
on the Kintetsu Nara Line.

MATCH NO DATE POOL MATCH KICKOFF TIME
5 Sunday, Sept. 22 B Italy vs. Africa 1 14:15
13 Saturday, Sept. 28 C Argentina vs. Tonga 13:45
21 Thursday, Oct. 3 D Georgia vs. Fiji 14:15
38 Sunday, Oct. 13 C United States vs. Tonga 14:45


 

Kobe


Kobe

Misaki Park Stadium

Kobe

Misaki Park Stadium (Noevir Stadium Kobe) Capacity: 30,132 Address: 1-2-2 Misaki-cho, Hyogo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo Pref. Notes: home of Vissel Kobe (J. League first division)

Misaki Park Stadium (Noevir Stadium Kobe)

Capacity: 30,132
Address: 1-2-2 Misaki-cho, Hyogo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo Pref.
Notes: This 30,132 seat venue hosted three matches of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, including the round of 16 match between Brazil and Belgium. The stadium has a retractable rood and is home to the J. League Vissel Kobe soccer team and rugby union Top League’s Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers. The stadium can be accessed from Wadamisaki Station (K07) on the Kobe Municipal Subway Kaigan Line.

MATCH NO DATE POOL MATCH KICKOFF TIME
12 Thursday, Sept. 26 C England vs. United States 19:45
18 Monday, Sept. 30 A Scotland vs. playoff winner 19:15
22 Thursday, Oct. 3 A Ireland vs. Europe 1 19:15
29 Tuesday Oct. 8 B South Africa vs. repechage winner 19:15


 

Fukuoka


Fukuoka

Higashihirao Park Hakatanomori Stadium

Fukuoka

Higashihirao Park Hakatanomori Stadium (Level Five Stadium) Capacity: 22,563 Address: 2-1-1 Higashi Hiraokoen, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Pref. Notes: home of Avispa Fukuoka (J. League second division)

Higashihirao Park Hakatanomori Stadium (Level Five Stadium)

Capacity: 22,563
Address: 2-1-1 Higashi Hiraokoen, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Pref.
Notes: The stadium has a capacity of 22,563 and is home to the Avispa Fukuoka soccer club. The stadium is located in a large sports park that houses several tennis courts, running tracks, archery facilities and baseball diamonds. It has hosted rugby matches in the
2008 Pacific Nations Cup and the 2013 Asian Five Nations. The stadium is accessible by bus from Hakata Station (several lines).

MATCH NO DATE POOL MATCH KICKOFF TIME
11 Thursday, Sept. 26 B Italy vs. repechage winner 16:45
19 Wednesday, Oct. 2 C France vs. United States 16:45
36 Saturday, Oct. 12 A Ireland vs. playoff winner 19:45


 

Kumamoto and Kumamoto Pref.


Kumamoto and Kumamoto Pref.

Kumamoto Prefectural Sports Park Track and Field Stadium

Kumamoto and Kumamoto Pref.

Kumamoto Prefectural Sports Park Track and Field Stadium (Umakana Yokana Stadium) Capacity: 32,000 Address: 2776 Hirayama-machi, Higashi-ku, Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto Pref. Notes: home of Roasso Kumamoto (J. League second division)

Kumamoto Prefectural Sports Park Track and Field Stadium (Umakana Yokana Stadium)

Capacity: 32,000
Address: 2776 Hirayama-machi, Higashi-ku, Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto Pref.
Notes: This 32,000-seat stadium is situated in a large sports complex with several baseball diamonds, tennis courts, soccer fields and running tracks. The stadium is home to the Rosso Kumamoto soccer team and has hosted Top League rugby matches. The stadium is accessable by bus from Hikarinomori Station on the JR Kyushu Hohi Line.

MATCH NO DATE POOL MATCH KICKOFF TIME
28 Sunday, Oct. 6 C France vs. Tonga 16:45
39 Sunday, Oct. 13 D Wales vs. Americas 2 17:15


 

Oita Pref.


Oita Pref.

Oita Stadium

Oita Pref.

Oita Stadium (Oita Bank Dome) Capacity: 40,000 Address: 1351 Yokoo, Oita-shi, Oita Pref. Notes: home of Oita Trinita (J. League second division)

Oita Stadium (Oita Bank Dome)

Capacity: 40,000
Address: 1351 Yokoo, Oita-shi, Oita Pref.
Notes: Capable of holding 40,000 spectators, Oita Stadium hosted two games of the Pool Round of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, as well as Sweden versus Senegal in the Round of 16, and is home to the Oita Trinita soccer club. The stadium has a retractable roof. From Oita Station, walk to Oita Ekimae #6 bus stop for a bus to Oita Sports Park East.

MATCH NO DATE POOL MATCH KICKOFF TIME
20 Wednesday, Oct. 2 B New Zealand vs. repechage winner 19:15
24 Saturday, Oct. 5 D Australia vs. Americas 2 14:15
32 Wednesday, Oct. 9 D Wales vs. Fiji 18:45
41 Saturday, Oct. 19 QF1: W Pool C vs. RU Pool D 16:15
43 Sunday, Oct. 20 QF3: W Pool D vs. RU Pool C 16:15