* Address: 1 Hitsujigaoka, Sapporo
* Country: Japan
* Capacity: 42,000
* Opened: 3 June 2001
* Main use: Baseball, football
* Tenants: Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo (football), Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (baseball)
Extra stadium info – Sapporo Dome
The Sapporo Dome is located on the island of Hokkaido. It is known as a venue for several events, like American football, baseball, concerts, football and rugby union. In 2002, the venue hosted FIFA World Cup matches for the national football teams of the Argentine Republic, Ecuador, England, Germany, the Italian Republic and Saudi Arabia. Football games at the stadium are held on a grass pitch that slides into and out of the sports venue as needed.
Football club Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo and baseball club Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters use the stadium for home games. The football club was founded in 1935 under a different name and the baseball club was founded in 1945 under a different name. The Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters won the Japan Series in 1962 for the first time in their history. Yu Darvish, one of the first baseball players in the world with 1 million followers on his main social media page, is one of their former players. In 2012, he played his first-ever Major League Baseball game. Yu Darvish won the match with the Texas Rangers after beating the Seattle Mariners.