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Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium
|Location||Takamatsucho, Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan|
|Field size||Left Field: 91.4 m (-1977), 101 m (1978-)|
Center Field: 118.9 m
Right Field: 91.4 m (-1977), 101 m (1978-)
|Demolished||from September 1, 2004 until summer 2005|
|Main contractors||Takenaka Corporation|
|Hankyu Braves (Pacific League/NPB, 1937–1988)→Orix Braves (Pacific League/NPB, 1989–1990)|
Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium (阪急西宮スタジアム) was a baseball stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo, Japan. The stadium was opened in 1937 and had a capacity of 35,000 people. It was used as football and Rugby stadium too.
Queen performed a concert here for their Hot Space Tour in 1982. Madonna performed 3 sold-out concerts at the stadium of her Blond Ambition Tour in April 1990. Michael Jackson also performed 3 sold-out concerts at the venue during his Bad World Tour in 1987. Ayumi Hamasaki performed 2 sold-out concerts at the stadium during her Stadium Tour 2002 A.
The stadium was closed on December 31, 2002 and was demolished from September 1, 2004 until 2005.
"Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens" (see picture on the right), a shopping mall containing a Hankyu Department Store, an Izumiya supermarket, Toho cinemas and dozens of smaller clothing, fashion and food outlets, was opened on November 26, 2008, on the vacant lot where the stadium used to be.
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