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Updated : November 6, 2020

Football (Saitama Stadium 2002)

Football (Olympics)

Football (also known as soccer) is a relatively simple sport which involves teams of 11 players competing to kick the ball into the opposing team's goal to score points. With many countries establishing their own professional football leagues, football represents a highly popular sport worldwide.

Football has been included in Olympic sports every Games since the Olympic Games Paris 1900 (excluding the Los Angeles 1932 Games). As of the Atlanta 1996 Games, women's football was added as an official sport. 

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Saitama Stadium 2002

Saitama Stadium is Japan's largest, and one of the Asia's top-level stadiums dedicated exclusively to football. It was also used as the venue for matches as part of the 2002 FIFA World Cup and is well known as the venue for Japanese national football team matches.

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Venue Access During the Games

Saitama Stadium 2002 is accessible on foot from Urawa-Misono Station or via shuttle bus from Urawa-Misono Station, Urawa Station, Higashi-Urawa Station, and Kita-Koshigaya Station.

Access Map to Saitama Stadium 2002 via Train

Train Line Map PDF Version(PDF:311KB)

Transfers and Travel Times from Major Stations in Tokyo

Transfer Map from Major Stations in Tokyo

Map of Transfers and Travel Times from Major Stations in Tokyo PDF Version(PDF:278KB)

Please use public transport to reach the venue.

The shuttle bus departure and arrival stations are subject to additions and/or changes.

Travel times are estimates. It is expected that travel times will be longer than usual during the event period. Please allow extra time for longer-than-expected travel times.

Map of the Venue Area

2-1 Misono, Midori-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken (opens in a new window)

Extended Running Hours and Timetable Changes

Changes such as extended service operations and alterations to train timetables are expected to take place in order to allow for matches that conclude late at night. Further detailed updates will be made in the future.