Yokohama Arena

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LocationYokohama Arena_header_cell_0_0_0 3-10 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, JapanYokohama Arena_cell_0_0_1
CoordinatesYokohama Arena_header_cell_0_1_0 Yokohama Arena_cell_0_1_1
OwnerYokohama Arena_header_cell_0_2_0 Yokohama Arena Corp.Yokohama Arena_cell_0_2_1
CapacityYokohama Arena_header_cell_0_3_0 17,000

Basketball:13,083Yokohama Arena_cell_0_3_1

ConstructionYokohama Arena_header_cell_0_4_0
OpenedYokohama Arena_header_cell_0_5_0 April 1, 1989Yokohama Arena_cell_0_5_1
RenovatedYokohama Arena_header_cell_0_6_0 July 1, 2016Yokohama Arena_cell_0_6_1
ArchitectYokohama Arena_header_cell_0_7_0 Takenaka CorporationYokohama Arena_cell_0_7_1

Yokohama Arena (横浜アリーナ, Yokohama Arīna) is an indoor arena located in Yokohama, Japan. Yokohama Arena_sentence_1

The capacity of the arena is 17,000 and was opened in 1989. Yokohama Arena_sentence_2

The arena was modeled after US sports venue Madison Square Garden in New York City. Yokohama Arena_sentence_3

It is a five-minute walk from the closest station, Shin-Yokohama Station on the JR/Yokohama Municipal Subway. Yokohama Arena_sentence_4

As one of the largest concert venues in the Kantō region, it is a frequent location for artists to end their tours. Yokohama Arena_sentence_5

The spacious stage allows for more complex set design and lighting, but the reasonable size makes it easier to sell out than the Tokyo Dome. Yokohama Arena_sentence_6

History Yokohama Arena_section_0

The Yokohama Arena was opened on April 1, 1989. Yokohama Arena_sentence_7

At the exact day was held the opening celebration concert where performed renowned Japanese singer-songwriter Yumi Matsutoya, and the three upcoming days were additional dates of her concert tour. Yokohama Arena_sentence_8

Many notable Japanese music acts performed at the arena, alphabetically: AKB48, Namie Amuro, Aqours, B'z, Babymetal, Buck-Tick, °C-ute, Gackt, The Gazette, Glay, Guns N' Roses, Ayumi Hamasaki, Ozaki Yutaka, Hide, Ikimono-gakari, L'Arc-en-Ciel, LiSA, Luna Sea, Misia, Nana Mizuki, NICO Touches the Walls, Momoiro Clover Z, Morning Musume, Mr. Yokohama Arena_sentence_9 Children, One Ok Rock, Ai Otsuka, Scandal, Silent Siren, Southern All Stars, Hikaru Utada, X Japan, as well humanoid projection Hatsune Miku. Yokohama Arena_sentence_10

International artists also performed there, like JKT48, Mariah Carey, Paula Abdul, Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown , Steve Winwood, Frank Sinatra, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, Shinee, Big Bang, Beast/Highlight Kara, 2NE1, TVXQ, F.T. Yokohama Arena_sentence_11 Island, CNBlue, Junho (2PM), f(x) (band), BTS, iKon, Seventeen, Exo-CBX, Twice and Red Velvet. Yokohama Arena_sentence_12

The venue also held the annual Nano-Mugen Festival from 2005 until 2014, a rock festival organized by Asian Kung-Fu Generation. Yokohama Arena_sentence_13

Besides music events, there was held a martial arts competition, K-1 World Grand Prix Final in 2008. Yokohama Arena_sentence_14

2011 Tōhoku earthquake/tsunami relief Yokohama Arena_section_1

After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and resulting tsunami, Yokohama played host as an emergency shelter for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Yokohama Arena_sentence_15

Citizens were allowed the stay the night, and were offered blankets and other amenities. Yokohama Arena_sentence_16

Hideharu Terada, a Yokohama Arena official stated "There has never been a big earthquake like this. Yokohama Arena_sentence_17

[...] People are trickling in. Yokohama Arena_sentence_18

They are all calm." Yokohama Arena_sentence_19

In popular culture Yokohama Arena_section_2

Yokohama Arena is one of the venues featured in the manga and anime series Hajime no Ippo. Yokohama Arena_sentence_20

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: Arena.