Monday, 10 December 2018

Todoroki Athletic Stadium

Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Todoroki Stadium is a very cozy, fan-friendly facility. Though it is an older stadium, and has a running track, Todoroki has a tremendous amount of character. From the beveled roof that rings two thirds of the ground to the deep banks of seats in both end zones, it is a very well-designed venue for a football match, despite the fact that it is not football-only. The capacity, at 26,000, is also appropriate to the crowds that typically frequent the stadium, though it is a bit too small to host championship matches.

Todoroki has been a fixture of the J.League since its founding. As the original home of Verdy Kawasaki, it played host to a number of championship matches as well. Although Verdy pulled up stakes  in 1999 and moved to Tokyo, Todoroki remains the home stadium for Kawasaki Frontale, which has been vying for a title in recent years. Access is fairly convenient. Although the train lines that serve it are not major lines, there are three stations within walking distance.

 


Todoroki Athletic Stadium

Location:  Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture   Capacity:   25,000+
Home Team(s):  Kawasaki Frontale   Completed:  1965

Stadium Access

The closest train station to Todoroki Stadium is Shin Maruko station, on the Tokyu Toyoko line, which is about a 15 minute walk from the stadium. Exit the station using the west exit and walk north to the main road (the Nakahara Kaido). Turn left and follow Nakahara Kaido until it veers sharply to the left, next to a small temple. A narrower road leads off to the right, and the trees of Todoroki park are visible just down the road.

Alternatively, from Musashi Nakahara station on the JR Nambu line, the main road outside the north exit is also Nakahara Kaido. Follow this road northwest, away from the station, until it crosses another main road (route 409), with a hospital at the intersection. Cross route 409 and turn left, continuing past Nakahara Elementary school until the main entrance to the park comes in sight, off to the right


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Ticket Prices

A Zone General admission:
Adults Y2,000; Children Y1,000
S Zone Reserved:
Adults Y4,000; Children Y2,000