All you need to know about City of Toyota Stadium


The Springboks will play their second pool match of the 2019 World Cup against Namibia at the City of Toyota Stadium.

The 45,000-capacity stadium was built in 2001. Its retractable roof folds much like an accordion, but has not been closed since 2015 due to maintenance costs.

The City of Toyota Stadium is home to J1 League soccer club Nagoya Grampus and is also used by Top League rugby team Toyota Verblitz, who are coached by Jake White.

There isn’t a single seat in the rectangular stadium that doesn’t have an excellent view of the on-field action. With its steep, high stands, fans feel like they’re on top of the field.

City: Aichi Prefecture, Toyota City
Address: 7-2 Sengokucho, Toyota, Aichi Prefecture 471-0016
Capacity: 45,000
Completed: June 2001

World Cup matches to be played at stadium:
23 September: Wales vs Georgia
28 September: South Africa vs Namibia
5 October: Japan vs Samoa
12 October: New Zealand vs Italy

Yokohama Stadium (Springboks vs All Blacks)