Oita Stadium

Capacity: 40,000

Opened: March, 2001

Location: Oita

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Oita Stadium

There has been much speculation as to why this stadium on the island of Kyushu, also known as the “Big Eye”, has been picked for the all-important Quarter Finals 1 & 3 and the answer is probably just that this is a superb stadium.

Opened in March 2001 ahead of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, this all-weather stadium features an impressive semi-transparent sliding roof that lets in natural light, even when closed, for a bright and natural playing field. The design was considered state of the art at the turn of the century with a steel beam and reinforced concrete structure with the roof fixed in titanium sheets.

It’s also versatile, being used for soccer, rugby, track & field, as well as a host of other sports, along with concerts and exhibitions. Its 43,000 capacity makes it the 13th biggest sports stadium in Japan.

New Zealand will initiate proceedings, followed by Australia v Uruguay on the 5th October. Wales will have a battle on their hands against the Fijians on the 9th. It will draw to a close when the winners of pool C meet the runners up of pool D in Quarter Finals 1, followed the next day by the winners of pool D v the runners up of pool C in Quarter Finals 3.


Oita Stadium Access Map


Oita Stadium

Matches at this stadium

New Zealand v Canada


Wednesday 2 October

KO 19:15 (local time)

Australia v Uruguay


Saturday 5 October

KO 14:15 (local time)

Wales v Fiji


Wednesday 9 October

KO 18:45 (local time)

Quarter Final 1


Saturday 19 October

KO 16:15 (local time)

Quarter Final 3


Sunday 20 October

KO 16:15 (local time)

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