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The Tokyo Dome

Home of the Yorimuri Giants and former home of the Nippon Ham Fighters.

Also one of the venues of the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classic.

Capacity: 42,000



 
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This place always struck me as being somewhere between Tropicana Field and Kauffman Stadium. But with that weird high chain link fence in front of the stands in foul ground that the Japanese seem to love.
 

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When was this built? It looks like terrible sightlines for baseball. Is it a multipurpose stadium too to host American football games and what not?
The Tokyo Dome was opened in March of 1988. It was designed for baseball only, but shows much of the same thinking behind Skydome/Rogers Center and Tropicana Field. However, there are no movable seats, and football games are laid out home-to-center.
 

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To be able to see this stadium closely is an agreeable sensation, actually it is very beautiful, I hope to be able to see more images although I have already seen it of very closely.
 

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One of the biggest upsets in boxing history took place at the Tokyo Dome on February 10, 1990 when James "Buster" Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson to become the undisputed Heavyweight Champion.

 

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Seeing as all of the air-supported-roof stadiums are either now no longer standing (Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis) or had their roofs replaced (BC Place in Vancouver), should the Tokyo Dome get its roof replaced by a different roof (like a retractable one), or should it stick with its existing roof?
 

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Seeing as all of the air-supported-roof stadiums are either now no longer standing (Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis) or had their roofs replaced (BC Place in Vancouver), should the Tokyo Dome get its roof replaced by a different roof (like a retractable one), or should it stick with its existing roof?
The Carrier Dome in Syracuse is still doing well.
 
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