Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fukuoka Dome


The Dome in Fukuoka was renamed after a prominent internet company, but I don't see why I should give them free advertising so I use its original name of Fukuoka Dome.


Built in 1993 as the first of a planned pair of domes it was the first dome in Japan to feature a retractable roof, and with a diameter of 222 meters it was also the biggest indoor stadium in Japan.


The dome is home to the local pro baseball team "The Hawks" as well as hosting large scale concerts.


The twelve thousand ton retractable roof only opens after a win by the home baseball team and takes a full 20 minutes to completely open.


The Dome is located on the seafront in the Hawks Town area and is situated next to the Seahawk Hotel, which will be the next architecture post.....

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful--my family got to attend a Hawks game there in 2009! We kept getting turned around while trying to find our seating section in that huge dome.