Monday, 10 December 2018

Sendai Stadium
aka: "Yuasa Stadium"

Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Although it may not be able to match the capacity of nearby Miyagi Stadium, which served as one of the venues for World Cup 2002, soccer fans in northern Japan will certainly tell you that Sendai Stadium is the winner in terms of the highlight sports venues of their city. Vegalta Sendai calls Sendai Stadium home, and uses Miyagi Stadium only for a handful of matches which require a more massive capacity than the 19,700 that Sendai Stadium can accommodate. The stadium is a very beautiful venue, built exclusively for soccer matches, and with stands build very close to the pitch for a cozy and intimate atmosphere.

Vegalta Sendai is the first team from the Tohoku region (northern Japan) to join the J.League's top-flight division, and the team has always drawn huge crowds. Certainly the team's success is an important part of that performance, but one should not dismiss the impact of having such a beautiful stadium in close proximity to the city. The stadium is just a four-minute walk from a main subway station, providing very quick and convenient access. No doubt the convenience and beauty of the city and the stadium were key considerations for the national team of Italy, which based its training camp at Sendai Stadium during the 2002 World Cup.

Sendai Stadium

Location:Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture   Capacity: 19,694
Home Team(s): Vegalta Sendai (J1), Sony Sendai (JFL)   Completed: March 1997

 

Stadium Access

Sendai Stadium is one of the most conveniently located of all the major stadiums in Japan. From the main JR Sendai Station, on the Tohoku Shinkansen line, take the city subway to "Izumi Chuo", which is the last stop on the line. From the subway station, it is about a four minute walk to the stadium.

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Ticket Prices

General admission:
Adults Y2,700; Children Y800
Family reserved:
1 Adult + 1 Child Y5,000
A Zone reserved:
Adults Y3,500; Children Y3,000
S Zone reserved:
Adults Y4,000; Children Y3,500
SS Zone reserved:
Adults Y5,500; Children Y5,000