Yokohama International Stadium, also known as Nissan Stadium, with its natural grass pitch is among the largest stadiums in Japan, with a capacity of around 70,000 seats. It is currently the home stadium for the professional soccer team, Yokohama F. Marinos.
Plans for its construction were made in the early 1990s and construction began in January 1994. After nearly four years, the stadium was officially opened on March 1, 1998. It cost 60.3 billion yen. .
The Nissan Stadium served as the centerpiece of the 2002 World Cup, as well as the Intercontinental Cup, and between 2005 and 2008 and in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016 the final of the FIFA Club World Cup.
Nissan Stadium is also regularly used for other sporting events such as athletics, rugby, and football. This year, it will host the sporting events of the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.