Tag Archive: YafuOku Dome


[2/2/2019] YafuOku Dome capacity increases to 40,178

The Softbank Hawks announced that seating capacity at YafuOku Dome increased to 40,178 (up from 38,530). The increase is due to the addition of 1,594 outfield seats and 54 Yamaya Mentaiko Box seats. YafuOku Dome will be the fourth NPB stadium with over 40,000 seats.

40,000+ NPB Stadiums

  1. Koshien Stadium – 47,508
  2. Tokyo Dome – 45,600
  3. Sapporo Dome – 42,270
  4. YafuOku Dome – 40,178

(list according to Daily Sports)

Source: Softbank 1/31/2019, Daily Sports 1/31/2019


[10/19/2016] New turf at YafuOku Dome

The media learned on October 18 that new turf will be installed at YafuOku Dome in January 2017. The turf was last replaced in 2009.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/19/2016


[4/23/2016] Sky Screen coming to YafuOku Dome

The Softbank Hawks announced that they will be unveiling a hanging big-screen on May 6, the first of its kind for a baseball stadium in Japan.

The hanging screen will be 31.2 meters wide and six meters tall. It will be located above a secondary scoreboard behind home plate. The screen will primarily be for fans fans sitting in the outfield seats.

Source: Softbank announcement