TOKYO STA­DIUM TOKYO

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Built in the Chofu area for­merly used by United States Forces in Japan, in March 2001, the all-seater 49,970 ca­pac­ity Tokyo Sta­dium is a multi-pur­pose venue and home of J1 League football club FC Tokyo and J2 League football club Tokyo Verdy. It is also used for con­certs and was a shel­ter for sur­vivors of the 2011 earth­quake and tsunami, and is one of the planned football venues for the 2020 Sum­mer Olympics. It will host the open­ing cer­e­mony as well as open­ing match, Japan v Rus­sia, and should Ire­land reach the quar­ter-fi­nals we will play at the sta­dium.

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