Global Arena

Global Arena

Global Arena is a sports facility in Munakata city, Fukuoka, Kyūshū, Japan. It was set up by the President of the Sanix company and includes various sports grounds for rugby union, soccer, tennis etc. Also there are indoor facilities for sports such as kendo, judo and tennis. (Global Arena is now a separate company from Sanix, though they are closely related.)

The Global Stadium used mainly for rugby has a capacity of 10,000 spectators and is the home ground of Fukuoka Sanix Blues though they have a separate clubhouse, also in [http://www.city.munakata.fukuoka.jp/english/index.html Munakata] . Saracens F.C. played Sanix here when they toured Japan under Buck Shelford.

anix World Rugby Youth Invitational Tournament

The Global Arena is the venue for the annual international high schools tournament in Golden Week between eight top Japanese and eight top foreign teams from various countries. The first one was held in 2000.

Access

The nearest station at which express trains stop is Akama station on the Kagoshima Main Line.

See also

*Fukuoka Sanix Blues
*Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament
*Level-5 stadium
*Kintetsu Hanazono Rugby Stadium
*Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium
*Honjo Stadium

External links

* [http://www.g-arena.com/ Global Arena] - home page (Japanese)
* [http://www.city.munakata.fukuoka.jp/english/index.html Munakata City] - official website (English)
* [http://www.g-arena.com/home/rugby-hp_001.pdf Results and schedule of Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament 2006]


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