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Saitama Stadium 2002

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[Event] J. League Soccer Games
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TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to watch a soccer game of Urawa Reds (game day only)
2: to watch a soccer game of Japan National Soccer Team (game day only)

Soccer-specific stadium where soccer games of Urawa Reds and Japan National Team are held

If you visit Saitama Stadium 2002, you can watch a soccer game of Urawa Reds and Japan National Football Team on game days.

It is the largest soccer-specific stadium in Japan. It has upper and lower stands beside the ground, while there is only lower stand behind the goal areas. You can watch dynamic soccer games, partly because the ground and seats are close.

In FIFA World Cup™ in 2002, several soccer games including a semi-final game between Brazil and Turkey were held. Also, Japan National Team sometimes plays its international games. Moreover, the final of J-League Cup called "Yamazaki Nabisco Cup" was held in 2014, due to renovation of National Stadium. Gamba Osaka and Sanfrecce Hiroshima played for the title.

It is a home stadium of Urawa Reds.

Urawa Reds is a professional soccer team that belongs to J-League Division 1. Originally, it was established as "Nakanihon Heavy Industries Soccer Club" in 1950. Its team color is red. It is one of the largest soccer clubs in Japan. The soccer game between Urawa Reds and Gamba Osaka are called "National Derby." Also, the soccer game between Urawa Reds and Omiya Ardija are called "Saitama Derby." It won the championship at AFC Champion League and the third Prize at FIFA Club World Cup™ in 2007. The team showed good performance with attractive offence and strong defense, and it was in the 2nd out of 18 teams at J-League Division 1 in 2014 season.

Mr. Mihailo Petrovic (1957-Present) has been the team manager since 2012. There are a lot of star players including Mr. Shinzo Koroki (1986-Present), Mr. Yosuke Kashiwagi (1987-Present), Mr. Yuki Abe (1981-Present), Mr. Keita Suzuki (1981-Present), Mr. Tomoaki Makino (1987-Present), and Mr. Shusaku Nishikawa (1986-Present) in 2015 season.

Urawa Reds supporters create an enthusiastic atmosphere. They cheer "We are Reds!" at the top of their voices. It is known that Urawa Reds has the largest number of audiences among J-League soccer teams on average.

It opened in 2001. It is a large public soccer-specific stadium of Saitama Prefecture with 63,700 seats at Saitama Stadium 2002 Park in Urawa-Misono, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture. Its nearest station is Urawa-Misono station.

Event Information

February 16, 2019 (Saturday): "Kawasaki Frontale VS Urawa Reds"

"J1 League"
March 2, 2019 (Saturday): "Urawa Reds VS Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo"
March 30, 2019 (Saturday): "Urawa Reds VS FC Tokyo"
April 5, 2019 (Friday): "Urawa Reds VS Yokohama F・Marinos"
April 20, 2019 (Saturday): "Urawa Reds VS Vissel Kobe"
May 3, 2019 (Friday, National Holiday): "Urawa Reds VS Júbilo Iwata"
May 17, 2019 (Friday): "Urawa Reds VS Shonan Bellmare"
May 26, 2019 (Sunday): "Urawa Reds VS Sanfrecce Hiroshima"

Finished Event Information

"2018 FIFA World Cup Russia(TM) / AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019(TM) Preliminary Joint Qualification - Round 2: Japan National Team VS Afghanistan National Team"
March 24, 2016 (Thursday): "Japan National Team VS Afghanistan National Team"
March 29, 2016 (Tuesday): "Japan National Team VS Syria National Team"

"2018 FIFA World Cup Russia(TM) Asia Qualifiers -Final Round"
September 1, 2016 (Thursday): "Japan National Team VS United Arab Emirates National Team"
October 6, 2016 (Thursday): "Japan National Team VS Iraq National Team"
November 15, 2016 (Tuesday): "Japan National Team VS Saudi Arabia National Team"
March 28, 2017 (Tuesday): "Japan National Team VS Thai National Team"

"Levain Cup Final: Gamba Osaka VS Urawa Reds"
October 15, 2016 (Saturday)

"2016 J.LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL 2nd Leg: Urawa Reds VS Kashima Antlers"
December 3, 2016 (Saturday)

"AFC Champions League 2017 Group Stage"
February 28, 2017 (Tuesday): "Urawa Reds VS FC Seoul"
April 11, 2017 (Tuesday): "Urawa Reds VS Shanghai SIPG FC"
April 26 (Wednesday): "Urawa Reds VS Western Sydney Wanderers FC"

"AFC Champions League 2017 Round 16"
May 31, 2017 (Wednesday): "Urawa Reds VS Jeju United FC"

"MEIJI YASUDA J.LEAGUE WORLD CHALLENGE 2017: Urawa Reds VS Borussia Dortmund"
July 15, 2017 (Saturday)

"Keita Suzuki Retirement Game: REDS LEGENDS VS BLUE FRIENDS"
July 17, 2017 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Suruga Bank Championship 2017 SAITAMA"
August 15, 2017 (Tuesday): "Urawa Reds VS Chapecoense"

"2018 FIFA World Cup Russia(TM) Asia Qualifiers -Final Round"
August 31, 2017 (Thursday): "Japan National Team VS Australia National Team"

"Levain Cup Quarterfinals"
September 3, 2017 (Sunday): "Urawa Reds VS Cerezo Osaka"

"AFC Champions League 2017 Quarterfinals"
September 13, 2017 (Wednesday): "Urawa Reds VS Kawasaki Frontale"

"AFC Champions League 2017 Semifinals"
October 18, 2017 (Wednesday): "Urawa Reds VS Shanghai-SIPG"

"Levain Cup Final"
November 4, 2017: "Cerezo Osaka VS Kawasaki Frontale"

"AFC Champions League 2017 Final"
November 25, 2017 (Saturday): "Urawa Reds VS AlHilal"

"The Emperor's Cup Final: Cerezo Osaka VS Yokohama F・Marinos"
January 1, 2018 (Monday, National Holiday)

"NEXT GENERATION MATCH: J. League U-18 Selection VS Japan High School Soccer Selection"
February 10, 2018 (Saturday)

"FUJI XEROX SUPER CUP 2018: Kawasaki Frontale VS Cerezo Osaka"
February 10, 2018 (Saturday)

"J1 League"
March 4, 2018 (Sunday): "Urawa Reds VS Sanfrecce Hiroshima"
March 18, 2018 (Sunday): "Urawa Reds VS Yokohama F・Marinos"
April 7, 2018 (Saturday): "Urawa Reds VS Vegalta Sendai"
April 15, 2018 (Sunday): "Urawa Reds VS Shimizu S-Pulse"
April 21, 2018 (Saturday): "Urawa Reds VS Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo"
April 28, 2018 (Saturday): "Urawa Reds VS Shonan Bellmare"
May 13, 2018 (Sunday): "Urawa Reds VS Sagan Tosu"
July 18, 2018 (Wednesday): "Urawa Reds VS Nagoya Grampus"
August 1, 2018 (Wednesday): "Urawa Reds VS Kawasaki Frontale"
August 5, 2018 (Sunday): "Urawa Reds VS V・Varen Nagasaki"
August 15, 2018 (Wednesday): "Urawa Reds VS Júbilo Iwata"
September 1, 2018 (Saturday): "Urawa Reds VS Cerezo Osaka"
September 23, 2018 (Sunday, National Holiday): "Urawa Reds VS Vissel Kobe"
September 30, 2018 (Sunday): "Urawa Reds VS Kashiwa Reysol"
October 20, 2018 (Saturday): "Urawa Reds VS Kashima Antlers"
November 3, 2018 (Saturday, National Holiday): "Urawa Reds VS Gamba Osaka"
December 1, 2018 (Saturday): "Urawa Reds VS FC Tokyo"

"Levain Cup"
March 14, 2018 (Wednesday): "Group Stage: Urawa Reds VS Gamba Osaka"
May 9, 2018 (Wednesday): "Group Stage: Urawa Reds VS Nagoya Grampus"
May 16, 2018 (Wednesday): "Group Stage: Urawa Reds VS Sanfrecce Hiroshima"
June 9, 2018 (Saturday): "Play-Off 2nd Leg: Urawa Reds VS Ventforet Kofu"
October 27, 2018 (Saturday): "Final: Shonan Bellmare VS Yokohama F・Marinos"

"REDS Festa 2018"
May 20, 2018 (Sunday)

"KIRIN CHALLENGE CUP 2018: Japan National Team VS Uruguay National Team"
October 16, 2018 (Tuesday)

"The Emperor's Cup"
December 9, 2018 (Sunday): "Final: Urawa Reds VS Vegalta Sendai"

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Closed Day
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It takes about 15 minutes from Urawa-Misono stadium on foot. It is about 1.2 kilometers from this station to the stadium along the path for walkers only. Also, the direct bus to Saitama Stadium 2002 from the plaza in front of the station to the stadium is available on the day of J-League soccer games.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Urawa-Misono Station (Saitama Railway: Saitama Railway Line)

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Name in English
Saitama Stadium 2002

Name in Roman Letters
Saitama Sutajiamu 2002

Name in Japanese

500, Nakanoda, Midori-Ku, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, 336-0972, Japan

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