Omiya Football Stadium is the home stadium of J.League club Omiya Ardija and since 2007, the ground has been known as NACK5 Stadium Omiya for Sponsorship purposes as part of a long term agreement. The 15,500 capacity makes it the smallest stadium in the J.League first division in the 2015 season.
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NACK5 Stadium Omiya History
First opened in 1960, Omiya Stadium was Japan’s first purpose built football ground after bucking the trend of other municipal owned stadiums which tried to cater for as many sports as possible. It has since inspired a plethora of rectangular stadiums including those in Kashiwa, Matsumotodaira and Sendai.
Originally capable of seating a few thousand spectators the two large grandstands were added in order to host football matches of the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, and the 1967 National Sports Festival of Japan. Costing an estimated 100 million yen, the stadium appeared like a risky investment at first, however as football has grown in popularity the stadium has become increasingly vindicated over the years.
Between 2006 and 2007, the stadium was closed for renovation, after Omiya stadium was found to fall outside of J. League stadium regulations. Omiya Ardija temporarily relocated to the Saitama Stadium 2002 which was used to host matches of the 2002 World Cup, and Urawa Komaba Stadium which belonged to their great rivals Urawa Red Diamonds.
The ground’s capacity was expanded to the current 15,500 during this period, and the official reopening occurred on 11th November 2007 during a league match against ?ita Trinita. Attended by 14,752 supporters, this fixture to this day holds the attendance record.
To help fund some of the renovation work, the city of Saitama opted to sell the naming rights, and thus the ground has officially been known as NACk5 Stadium Omiya ever since.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at NACK5 Stadium Omiya?
Japanese side Omiya Ardija play their home matches at NACK5 Stadium Omiya.
What is the capacity of NACK5 Stadium Omiya?
As of 2021 NACK5 Stadium Omiya has an official seating capacity of 15,500 for Football matches.
When was NACK5 Stadium Omiya opened?
NACK5 Stadium Omiya officially opened in 1960 and is home to Omiya Ardija
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit NACK5 Stadium Omiya in 2021. Please visit the official website of Omiya Ardija for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.