Club: FC Tokyo and Tokyo Verdy | Opening: 2001 | Capacity: 49,970 seats
History and description
Ajinomoto Stadium was built in 2000 on the site of a former US military base. It officially opened on the 10th of March 2001.
Despite conforming with FIFA requirements, Ajinomoto Stadium was not selected as a 2002 FIFA World Cup stadium.
Until 2003 the stadium was called Tokyo Stadium, but it changed names to Ajinomoto Stadium as a result of a sponsorship deal.
Ajinomoto Stadium is located in the Chofu area in the west of Tokyo, just under 25 kilometres from central Tokyo.
The stadium is best reached by train. It lies a 5-minute walk away from station Tobitakyu, which is on the Keiō line. The Keiō line can be taken from Shinjuku Station, which is on the Tokyo metro and can be easily reached from central Tokyo.
An alternative is Tama station, which is a 20-minute walk from the stadium, but on matchdays there are shuttle buses. Tama Station is on the short local Seibu Tamagawa Line, which can be transferred to from Musashi-Sakai Station. Musashi-Sakai Station is connected with central Tokyo through the Chūō Line.
Address: 376-3 Nishi-cho, Chofu City, Tokyo 182-0032
Tickets for FC Tokyo matches can be bought online, or at any Lawson, Seven-Eleven, FamilyMart, PIA, or Circle K convenience store.
Tickets are generally also available at the gates of the stadium on the day of the match.
Tickets for FC Tokyo matches are divided into two pricing categories. Prices for category A games, the most expensive, range from Y$ 2,500 for most lower tier seats to Y$ 6,000 for a central seat at the main stand. Tickets for category B games, the cheapest, range in price from Y$ 2,000 to Y$ 5,000. For more information call +81 (0) 42 342 8950.
Tickets for Tokyo Verdy games can be bought through the same convenience stores, as well as the Internet and telephone booking options these stores offer.
Tickets are also available at the gates of the stadium on the day of the match.
Ticket prices range from Y$ 2,500 for a seat behind the goal or in the corners to Y$ 5,000 for a seat at the main stand. Tickets tend to be Y$ 500 cheaper if bought in pre-sale. For more information call +81 (0) 3 3512 1969.
FC Tokyo as well as Tokyo Verdy may at times play a home match at the National Stadium instead of Ajinomoto Stadium.
Ajinomoto Stadium offers guided stadium tours that last just under an hour.
Tours run on selected dates that are announced on the Ajinomoto Stadium official website.
Reservations can be made by phone +81 (0) 42 440 0813, or by faxing the application form on the official website.
Relevant Internet links