Mazda stadium

Mazda stadium


The present home field for baseball, MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium, was completed and opened on 10th April 2009. It has an open infield and outfield with natural grass which is rare in Japan. 

MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima officially called “Hiroshima Municipal Stadium” which is in Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Japan (approximately 10minutes walk by Hiroshima station).

In October 2008, Mazda proposed to call the stadium "MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima" for the period between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2014. On December 24, 2008. Mazda entered into a contract with the City of Hiroshima regarding the stadiums name and made official the abbreviated name "Mazda Stadium. The "Zoom-Zoom" name was a reference to a marketing campaign by Mazda.

The stadium architecture is labelled as a retro-classic ballpark.

It is the home of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of the Japanese Central League. The team has won the Central League championship 8 times and has also won the Nippon Series 3 times. 

Some more facts about the stadium

Field size: Left Field - 101 metres (331 ft)

Left-Center: 116 metres (381 ft)

Center Field: 122 metres (400 ft)

Right-Center: 116 metres (381 ft)

Right Field - 100 metres (328 ft)

Capacity: 32,000, 300 for wheelchairs, Field seats


(Info via Wikipedia and Madza stadium official website)