Kashima Soccer Stadium
|Location||Kashima, Ibaraki, Japan|
|Public transit||JR East:|
Kashima Line at Kashima Soccer Stadium
|Field size||115 x 78 m|
|Broke ground||March 1992|
|Kashima Antlers (1993–present)|
Kashima Soccer Stadium (カシマサッカースタジアム Kashima Sakkā Sutajiamu) is a football stadium in the city of Kashima, in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. It is the home stadium of the Kashima Antlers, a team in the J1 League. The stadium has a capacity of 40,728.
Before the creation of the J. League, Kashima's forerunner, Sumitomo Steel S.C., played at the nearby Sumitomo Steel plant's athletic grounds.
2002 FIFA World Cup
Kashima Soccer Stadium hosted the following three matches in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
|Date||Time (JST)||Team 1||Result||Team 2||Round||Attendance|
|2 June 2002||14.30||Argentina||1–0||Nigeria||Group F||34,050|
|5 June 2002||20.30||Germany||1–1||Republic of Ireland||Group E||35,854|
|8 June 2002||18.00||Italy||1–2||Croatia||Group G||36,472|
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