Meiji Jingu Stadium



Park Name: Meiji Jingu Stadium
Tenants: Tokyo Yakult Swallows (Central League)

Opened: 1926
Address: 13 Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Dimensions: 331' (L), 394' (C), 331' (R)

Former Names: 
State Side Park (1945-1952)

Former Tenants:
Kokutetsu Swallows (Central League) 1964
Sankei Swallows (Central League) 1965
Sankei Atoms (Central League) 1966-1973
Yakult Swallows (Central League) 1974-2005


The view from behind home plate at Meiji Jingu Stadium.


The view from down the first base line.


The view from down the third base line.


The grandstand at Meiji Jingu Stadium, as seen from the right field corner.


The grandstand slopes up steeply behind home plate and features a small covered second deck at the top.


The pressbox sits beneath the second deck behind home plate.


The Swallows cheering section sits beyond the right field foul pole. Most of the outfield seating is on molded plastic bleachers.


The visitor's cheering section behind the left field wall. A large net behind the stadium protects the street behind the ballpark from well hit balls.


The seating bowl does not rise at a consistent angle. The lower seating sections are set at a gentler incline, while the upper grandstand rises at a steep grade.


Box seating in the middle of the seating bowl.


The box seats feature picnic tables and wooden bench seating.


Plastic seating closer to the field features collapsible drink holders and multiple signs warning fans of foul balls.


Downtown Tokyo as seen from inside Meiji Jingu Stadium.


The outdoor concourse behind the grandstand.


A plaque along the concourse celebrates the stadium's opening in 1926, making it the second oldest current professional park in Japan.


The outfield at Meiji Jingu Stadium. A small fence rises from the top of the padded outfield wall to extend the height of the wall.


The scoreboard in center field.


The Tokyo Yakult Swallows on the field during an NPB game at Meiji Jingu Stadium.


Fans at Meiji Jingu Stadium celebrate the Swallows scoring a run by dancing with little umbrellas.




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