Rugby World Cup 2019 Venues

By | April 27, 2019

The Rugby World cup 2019 will be held in Japan later this year. There are 12 stadiums that will host the tournament in Japan as the Rugby World Cup 2019 venues. The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be staged across 12 venues when Japan will become the first Asian country to host the competition.

Here’s a complete rundown of the stadiums and their capacities.

The information listed below is complete as per the available resources with us. In case there are some last moment changes we would surely be updating it here.



  1. Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium is also called as the Kamaishi Unosumai Stadium. It is situated in Unosumai-Cho, Kamaishi, Iwate. The Construction of the 16,187-seat venue started in April 2017 and it was completed on 19 August 2018. It is decided to host several games during the 2019 Rugby World Cup
  2. Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, is a rugby stadium in Kumagaya, Saitama, Japan. At the moment it is mostly used for rugby union matches. The stadium was constructed in 1991 and revamped between 2016 and 2018. Its capacity expanded from 20,000 to 24,000 people
  3. The New National Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium. It was constructed in Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. The stadium will serve as the main stadium for the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as being the venue for track and field events at the 2020 Summer Olympics as well as the 2020 Summer Paralympics
  4. The Higashiosaka Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Higashiosaka is the oldest stadium that is devoted to the rugby union in Japan. It is situated next to Hanazono Central Park. Owned by the city of Higashiosaka, it opened in 1929 and has a capacity of 26,544.
  5. Hakatanomori Football Stadium, renamed on March 1, 2008, for naming rights), located in the Hakata ward of Fukuoka city is the home ground of Avispa Fukuoka association football club. The stadium also hosts rugby union matches, including a few international matches, Top League games, Top League Challenge series and Top Kyushu league games. It was also hosted to four games (two match days) in the IRB Junior World Championship 2009, including the 7th place play-off and 5th place play-off on July 21, 2009.
  6. The Kumamoto Prefectural Athletic Stadium gives a distinctive and beautiful look. It has a wing-shaped roof and floodlight pylons are used as supports. The stadium is adored by the residents, Top rugby League matches and football matches are played. The stadium holds a 32000 seating capacity.
  7. The Kobe City Misaki Park Stadium, also Called as The Noevir Stadium Kobe. It is a football stadium situated in Misaki Park, Hyogo-Ku, Kobe, Japan. The stadium has a capacity of 30,132. The stadium features a retractable roof. It is the home ground of J1 League club Vissel Kobe and the rugby union Top League team Kobelco Steelers.
  8. Nissan Stadium is better known as the International Stadium Yokohama until 2005. It is situated in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The stadium opened in March 1998. It is the home stadium of Yokohama F. Marinos of the J1 League. With a total of 72,327 seats, It is the highest seating capacity stadium in Japan.
  9. Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA is a sports stadium used primarily for football. The stadium is situated in Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The stadium is the centerpiece of the larger Ogasayama Sports Park. It extends into neighboring Kakegawa. The stadium has a capacity of 50,889. It is now the primary venue for major sporting events in Shizuoka Prefecture, including track and field, for which it is fully equipped.
  10. Toyota Stadium was constructed in 2001 and is frequently used as the home ground of the J1 League club Nagoya Grampus. The seating capacity of the stadium is 45,000. The retractable roof is football-specific. The location of the stadium is outside the Nagoya city, which makes it unreasonable for uniting the club’s fan base in its hometown.
  11. The Sapporo Dome stadium is situated in Toyohira-Ku, Sapporo, Japan. It is primarily used for baseball games and football games. The baseball team Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters and the association football club Hokkaido Cosadole Sapporo use it as a home ground. It is one of the planned venues of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The stadium previously hosted the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
  12. Ajinomoto Stadium is in Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan. It is a multi-purpose stadium that was founded at Kantō Mura. The redevelopment area was earlier used by the United States Forces Japan, in March 2001


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