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Osaka Dome
Kyocera Dome Osaka (July 1, 2006-)
Osaka Dome
Location Nishi-ku, Osaka
Coordinates 34°40′9.61″N 135°28′33.77″E / 34.6693361°N 135.4760472°E / 34.6693361; 135.4760472Coordinates: 34°40′9.61″N 135°28′33.77″E / 34.6693361°N 135.4760472°E / 34.6693361; 135.4760472
Opened March 1, 1997
Owner Osaka City Dome Co., Ltd.
Architect Nikken Sekkei, Ltd.
Capacity 36,477
Field dimensions Left: 100.0 m
Left-Center: 116.0 m
Center: 122.0 m
Right-Center: 116.0 m
Right: 100.0 m
Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes (Pacific League/NPB) (1997-2004)
Orix Buffaloes (Pacific League/NPB) (2005, 2007-present)
Osaka Gold Villicanes (KIBL) (2009-present)
(2001 East Asian Games

Osaka Dome (大阪ドーム) is a baseball stadium located in Osaka, Japan. Beginning in 1997, the stadium was the home field of the Kintetsu Buffaloes. In 2005, the stadium became one of the homes of the Orix Buffaloes as a result of the merger of the Orix Blue Wave and Kintetsu Buffaloes. Prior to the Osaka Dome opening, the Buffaloes played their home games at Fujiidera Stadium. Hanshin Tigers also uses the stadium as their "home field" for their season opener and games in August due to the unavailablility to Koushien Stadium which used to held high school baseball tournments on that time.

Osaka Dome was the sight of the debut of Eri Yoshida for the Kobe 9 Cruise in the opening game of the Kansai Independent Baseball League on March 26, 2009. Attendance for the game was 11,592.[1]

Music acts like Arashi, NEWS, Kanjani8, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Beyoncé, Celine Dion, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, The Eagles, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Guns N' Roses, Billy Joel, Madonna, The Police and L'Arc~en~Ciel have performed large-scale concerts in this stadium.

On August 3, 2002, the Osaka Dome hosted the American Bowl preseason NFL game between the Washington Redskins and the San Francisco 49ers.


Naming rights by Kyocera

As Kyocera Corporation have been advertising at Osaka Dome since 2003, Osaka City Dome Company Limited offered Kyocera naming rights of the dome in January 2006. On March 2, 2006, Kyocera captured the naming rights of the dome and it was scheduled to be named "Kyocera Dome Osaka (京セラドーム大阪)" on April 1. However, because of the reorganization of the Dome Company, the contract entering was delayed and the naming was on July 1.

The name "Kyocera Dome Osaka" is used until March 31, 2011.


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