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Sapporo Dome
Sapporo Dome is the heart of sports and entertainment in Northern Japan.
Hitsujigaoka, where Sapporo Dome is located, is a 45-minute drive from New Chitose Airport.
In Hitsujigaoka stands the statue of Doctor Clark, whose words “Boys, be ambitious!” still influence the people of Hokkaido.

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Basic Information
Before entry

Items you can bring into the stadium

During soccer or pro baseball games, you can bring your camera into the stadium. Please respect and consider other people. During concerts, devices such as cameras and IC recorders are prohibited from being brought into the stadium.

Beverages in glass bottles, cans and PET bottles must be poured into a cup at the entry gate. All foods, including bento boxes, are prohibited from being brought into the stadium. Personal water bottles and thermoses are allowed.

Things to enjoy before your event begins

A free commemorative section is situated beside the West Gate. It introduces the two local franchise teams and displays items collected from concerts held at Sapporo Dome.

At the North Gate, the official goods shop “Goods Jam” and the restaurant “Sports Stadium Sapporo” are open from 10AM. Enjoy shopping or eating before you enter the stadium. You can access these facilities after you have entered the stadium during both soccer and pro baseball games.

After entry

Lockers

Coin-operated lockers are available inside and outside of the stadium. They come in various sizes, so you can store luggage, including carry-on baggage. The four locker rooms inside of the stadium are available from the event start to finish time. The locker room outside of the stadium is available from 10AM to 6PM.
Please note that none of these lockers are accessible during concerts.

ATM

An ATM (AEON Bank) is located beside the North Gate inside of the stadium. It accepts the following cards issued overseas: UnionPay, MasterCard, Maestro, Cirrus, VISA and PLUS.

Free Wi-Fi Service

Sapporo City Wi-Fi, which is free Wi‒Fi provided by Sapporo City, is available in all spectator seats and on part of the 1st floor concourse. (The service is scheduled to begin on February 15, 2017.) To register for use, select the network "Sapporo_City_Wi-Fi", open your browser and enter your e-mail address. Use this free service as much as you like.

Entertainments before the game starts

There are many restaurants, bento stands and other shops in the stadium.

Observatory special days

The observatory is open on Saturday, Sunday and national holidays during Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters baseball games and on any days of Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo soccer games in Sapporo Dome. You can access the observatory from the stadium (fee required).

Enjoying the games

At every game of Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo and the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, a cheering section bangs drums and plays instruments to set the mood in the stadium.
Pay attention to the team mascots, which are beloved by fans. They're drawn from animals associated with Hokkaido. On game days, the mascots appear here and there in Sapporo Dome and entertain fans by interacting with them and giving various performances.

<At games of Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo>

- The starting lineup for the game is announced on the large display in the stadium approximately 30 minutes before game time.

- When players walk onto the field right before the game, all the spectators in the stands raise their scarves, an item used for cheering, in unison to welcome the players.

- During halftime, the Consadolls, the official dance team of Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo, give a show on the pitch.

- After the game, the players do the "walk of gratitude," a circuit in which they express their appreciation for the fans.

<At games of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters>

- The starting lineup for the game is announced on the large display in the stadium approximately 30 minutes before game time.

- The national anthem is played right before the game starts. Stand and take off your hat.

- Various performances are held between innings. Ramp up the excitement by beating time with your hands.

- If you’re lucky, you might see yourself on the large display.

- If the Fighters have won, fireworks are set off over the field.
And the game's most valuable player makes a circuit to answer the fans' cheers.

Things to beware of when watching the game

- Try not to bother those around you. Be considerate so that you and they can pleasantly watch the game.

- Refrain from bringing in oversize banners or flags.

- There's the chance of a ball flying into the stands. Keep an eye on the ball during the game.

- Certain stands are set aside for fans of the visiting team. At Consadole games, these are the "away zone stands"; at Fighters games, these are the "visitor stands." If you're in these seats, make sure you don't cheer for Consadole or the Fighters!

Caution in the stadium

During some events, your ticket may be checked by the staff in the stadium.
Please carry your ticket at all times when you walk around the stadium.
Please be aware that re-entry is prohibited. Once you exit the stadium during a soccer game, pro baseball game or concert, you cannot be readmitted.

Days without events

On days with no events and in mornings before night games, the following are open or available for visitors: the Dome Tour, the Observatory, the Sports Stadium Sapporo restaurant and the Goods Jam official merchandise shop.
Parking is 300 yen for 2 hours on days without events (discounts on some facilities are provided for the parking lot users). Sapporo Dome is an interesting and convenient drive destination.
Please check the “Dome Schedule” webpage for each facility’s hours.

Hovering Technology
The world's first “Hovering Soccer Stage”

A “hovering soccer stage” system, the first such system in the world, allows for both soccer and baseball games. The gigantic natural turf soccer pitch, measuring 120m by 85m and weighing 8,300t, slowly rolls from outdoors into the enclosed arena at 4 m/min on 34 wheels, hovering 7.5cm by air pressure, through the Moving Wall, which has opened to allow this. The soccer stage is set in the open area outside the stadium to grow the natural turf when no games are scheduled.

Artificial turf for the baseball field is rolled up. Sliding walls are driven electrically. The outfield seats retract when the walls slide open. The pitcher's mound and the bases are stowed under the floor of the arena. The revolving banks of seats move in tandem with the hovering soccer field. Once the field has moved into the arena, it rotates 90 degrees in tandem with the revolving banks of seats. The positions of the field and the seats are adjusted. The walls slide closed and the retractable seats are re-extended. This completes the changeover to the soccer configuration.
Great Views
Observatory

Japan's first observatory built at the top of a dome: A 60m-long aerial escalator takes you to the observatory. From 53 m above the arena's ground level, you have a clear view of the whole arena and a spectacular view of the Sapporo urban area (fee required).

Experience the thrill and breadth of the Dome Tour

This tour is very popular. Our tour guides show you around backstage, including the bullpens and locker rooms used by popular players, which you couldn’t otherwise see. The tour takes about 50 minutes (fee required).

Shopping & Dining
SPORTS STADIUM SAPPORO

Sports Stadium Sapporo is a baseball- and soccer-themed restaurant. It displays uniforms and other items regularly used by famous players and offers generous portions.

GOODS JAM

Goods Jam offers a large selection of merchandise: official merchandise of Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo and the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, merchandise from all 12 pro-baseball teams, U.S. Major League Baseball products and Sapporo Dome original goods.

INFORMATION

The Information counter accepts applications for the Dome Tour and entrance to the Observatory. Advance tickets for Sapporo Dome events are also available.

Access

Public transportation to the Dome is by subway or bus. Taxi pick-up and drop-off points are on the premises. Advance car parking tickets are required during soccer and baseball games.
The parking lot is not accessible during concerts.

From downtown Sapporo:

- 13 minutes from Sapporo Subway Sta. to Fukuzumi Subway Sta. on the Toho Line and then approx. 10 minutes on foot from there to the Dome (500m)

- 30 minutes from JR Sapporo Sta. by taxi

From New Chitose Airport:

- 45 minutes by bus on the expressway and National Highway 36 to the “Sapporo Dome” bus stop

- 1 hour by JR and subway

Traffic

Access Map
Subway

The nearest station is Fukuzumi Subway Sta. on the Toho Line.

To get to Sapporo Dome, take the Toho Subway Line (the dashed blue line on the map above).
Ride 13 minutes from Sapporo Subway Sta. to Fukuzumi Subway Sta. (the end of the line) and exit from Exit 3. Walk about 10 minutes and you'll arrive at Sapporo Dome.

Shuttle bus (at the time of a large event)

Shuttle buses operate when large events are held.

When professional baseball games, soccer games and concerts are held, shuttle buses linking the following five spots and Sapporo Dome operate nonstop as needed, in accordance with the schedule of the events.
Check the event schedule to confirm whether the shuttle bus is running.

Fares

Adult (junior high students and older) 210 yen
Child (elementary schooler) 110 yen
· IC cards (SAPICA, Kitaca, Suica) and the Sapporo City Senior Citizens’ Discount Card can be used.
· For those presenting a physical disability certificate or an intellectual disability certificate, the fare is half price. (This offer cannot be used in combination with the Sapporo City Senior Citizens’ Discount Card.)

Note: The subway transfer discount is not applied.

Departure and arrival place

①Makomanai Subway Sta.Namboku Subway Line

The travel time is 25 min. / Jotetsu Bus
To and from the Dome: Pay when you get off the bus.

The brown building in the background of the photo is Makomanai Subway Sta.

②Hiragishi Subway Sta.Namboku Subway Line

The travel time is 25 min. / Jotetsu Bus
To and from the Dome: Pay when you get off the bus.

At the back in the photo is Exit 2 of Hiragishi Subway Sta.

③JR Shiroishi Sta.JR Hokkaido

The travel time is 30 min. /
JR Hokkaido Bus
From JR Shiroishi Sta.:
Pay when you get on the bus.
From Sapporo Dome:
Pay when you get off the bus.

The black building in the background of the photo is JR Shiroishi Sta.

④Nango-juhatchome Subway Sta.Tozai Subway Line

The travel time is 15 min. / Hokkaido Chuo Bus
From Nango-juhatchome Subway Sta.: Pay when you get on the bus.
From Sapporo Dome:
Pay when you get off the bus.

This photo was taken from Exit 3 of the Nango-juhatchome Subway Sta.

⑤Shin-Sapporo Bus Trm.Tozai Subway LineJR Hokkaido

(directly connected to the Shin-Sapporo Subway Sta. and the JR Shin-Sapporo Sta.)

The travel time is 30 min. /
JR Hokkaido Bus
Hokkaido Chuo Bus

From Shin-Sapporo Bus Trm.:
Pay when you get on the bus.
From Sapporo Dome:
Pay when you get off the bus.

The photo shows a JR Hokkaido Bus.

Shuttle bus terminal on the premises of Sapporo Dome (for all shuttle bus routes)

The terminal is very conveniently located. You approach the Dome entrance without having to cross the crosswalks or go up or down any stairs.
Using the bus terminal on the premises of the Dome to arrive at and depart from the Dome is faster than walking between the Dome and Fukuzumi Subway Sta. (Toho Line).

Note: Shuttle buses don’t stop at bus stops between each of the five departure and arrival spots and Sapporo Dome.


Click here for a map of Sapporo Dome.

Hours

To Sapporo Dome (from each shuttle bus departure spot)
The shuttle bus starts operating around 30 minutes before the Dome gates open and stops operating at the start of the event.

- During the shuttle bus operation time, buses depart once they're full.

- When the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, the local pro baseball team, is playing, the shuttle bus starts operating about 45 minutes before the Dome gates open.

- When Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo, the local professional soccer team, is playing, the start of the shuttle bus service varies depending on the game time.
See the event schedule for the shuttle bus hours.

From Sapporo Dome
The shuttle bus runs to each of five bus arrival spots in accordance with the closing time of the event.

- During the shuttle bus operation time, buses depart once they're full. The departure time of the last shuttle bus is announced over a PA system after the event is finished.

- When the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters are playing a night game that finishes after 21:00, the shuttle bus starts operating at 21:00 regardless of when the game finishes.
(The buses depart on the hour and on the half hour.)

See the event schedule for the times when the Dome gates open and when the event starts.

Airport Shuttle Bus
Some airport shuttle buses connecting New Chitose Airport and downtown Sapporo (using the expressway) stop at the Sapporo Dome bus stop, and also stop close to Sapporo Dome at the Fukuzumi 3-jo 3-chome bus stop and at the Fukuzumi 3-jo 2-chome bus stop.
Bus routes Shuttle buses between downtown Sapporo and New Chitose Airport
(via Fukuzumi Subway Sta.)
Shuttle buses between Maruyama Bus Trm. and New Chitose Airport
Bus stops for the airport shuttle bus Sapporo Dome bus stop Fukuzumi 3-jo 3-chome bus stop (to get off)
Fukuzumi 3-jo 2-chome bus stop (to get on)
Entrance to/exit from the Sapporo Dome compound Exit to bus stops
(open year-round)
Exit to Fukuzumi
(open year-round)
Shuttle bus service operators Hokkaido Chuo Bus and Hokuto Kotsu
(The two companies jointly operate the bus service.)
Hokuto Kotsu
Fares Adult (junior high schooler and older) 1,030 yen
Child (elementary schooler) 520 yen
Travel time Approx. 45 min.
Departure frequency 15-minute intervals during the day 60-minute intervals during the day

Note 1: For timetables, please ask each operator.

Note 2: Take the bus bound for downtown Sapporo (via Fukuzumi Subway Sta.) or for Maruyama Bus Trm.. Please note that airport shuttle buses for directions other than the two mentioned above do not stop at the bus stops close to Sapporo Dome.

Note 3: The travel time can be longer depending on the road conditions.