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Ogasayama Sports Park (Completed: 2001)

Ogasayama Sports Park contains Ecopa Stadium (capacity: 50,000) and Ecopa Arena (capacity: 10,000). Ecopa Stadium is a multipurpose facility surrounded by lush greenery. It hosted three World Cup soccer matches in 2002, when the tournament was held in Japan and Korea. In 2003, it was the venue for the 58th National Athletic Meet (the New Wakafuji Kokutai) and the 3rd National Sports Games for the Disabled.

Universal Design Elements

Park-wide elements

  • The park entrance (pedestrian entrance) has moving walkways and a small automated monorail next to the staircase.
  • Barriers have been eliminated from the main rows, gradients restricted to about 5%, and ridged guide paths provided for the visually impaired.
  • Main guidance facilities include equipment that play recorded messages and have touch-sensitive signs.
  • Six outdoor restrooms have multipurpose toilets and oversized toilet stalls.

Stadium

  • 296 wheelchair-accessible spectator seating areas (around the field) have been provided at the front of the 2nd-story row on Level 1.
  • 34 multipurpose toilets have been provided (including one each at Gates 1 and 4).
  • 12 oversized toilet stalls have been provided (including one each in the men’s and women’s restrooms at Gates 1 and 4).
  • Two large video displays (one measuring 9.6 × 19.2 meters) have been installed to provide information to the hearing-impaired.
  • Special seating has been installed for use with a magnetic loop system (to provide information to the hearing-impaired).

Arena

42 wheelchair-accessible spectator seating areas have been provided at the front of a 2nd-story row.

Photos

Ogasayama Sports Park

One of the large video displays (measuring 4.48 - 6.08 meters) installed to provide information to the hearing-impaired.

296 wheelchair-accessible spectator seating areas (around the field) have been provided at the front of a 2nd-story row on Level 1.

Barriers have been eliminated from the main rows, gradients restricted to about 5%, and ridged guide paths provided for the visually impaired.

The park entrance (pedestrian entrance) has moving walkways and a small automated monorail next to the staircase.

42 wheelchair-accessible spectator seating areas have been provided at the front of a 2nd-story row.

Contact Information/Getting There

  • 15-minute walk north from Aino Station on the JR Tokaido main local line



    Inquiries

    Universal Design Office, Department of Community Affairs
    9-6 Otemachi, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Pref. 420-8601 Japan
    Telephone: +81 54 221 3153
    FAX: +81 54 221 2827
    E-mail:ud@pref.shizuoka.lg.jp