Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fukuoka Dome

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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