Kyoto City Nishikyogoku Comprehensive Sports Park (京都市西京極総合運動公園)

Kyoto City Nishikyogoku Comprehensive Sports Park is a regional sports park, which is located in Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. This 19.1-ha park includes the Kyoto Nishikyogoku Baseball Stadium, Kyoto Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium, Kyoto Nishi-Kyogoku Athletic Park supplementary field, Kyoto Aquarena (swimming pool in summer; skating rink in winter), Kyoto City Gymnasium and archery ground and other facilities.

History

Kyoto City Nishikyogoku Comprehensive Sports Park was constructed as a sports field in Kyoto City to celebrate the marriage of Togu (Emperor Showa), in 1930.

Taking advantage of Kyoto Kokutai (National Sports Festival) held in 1988, the overall renovation of this park had started in 1982 and its redevelopment was completed in 1989.

After the stands of Kyoto Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium were renovated in time for Kyoto Purple Sanga's (present Kyoto Sanga F.C.) promotion for the Japan Professional Football League in 1995, this Stadium has been used as Sanga's home stadium.

Although Kyoto Aquarena was removed at the time of overall renovation in 1982, its construction was started in 1999 and was completed in July, 2002.

Baseball Stadium

Left and right fields: 100m, Center field: 117m
Stands: A seating capacity of 13,300 in the infield (stands), 6,700 in the outfield (lawn)
Illumination: Six light fixtures for night game
Address: 29 Nishi Kyogoku Shinmei-cho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.

Athletic Stadium

Japan Association of Athletic Federation' s first level authorization.
Track: 400m (a lap) X9 courses, all-weather track
Field: 106mX71m
Stands: A seating capacity of 20,588
Illumination: Six illumination towers for night game
Address: 29 Nishi Kyogoku Shinmei-cho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.

Athletic Park supplementary field

Japan Association of Athletic Federation's third level authorization
Track: 400m (a lap) X8 courses
Stands: A seating capacity of 200
Address: 29 Nishi Kyogoku Shinmei-cho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Kyoto Aquarena

Main pool (50mX25m, 10 courses, movable floor, a seating capacity of approximately 2,200)
Diving pool (25mX22m, 5m deep)
(During the winter season, main pool and diving pool are used as a skating rink.)
Second pool (25mX17m, 8 courses, movable floor)
Kids pool (30cm deep, water Slider is equipped.)
Workout room, fitness studio
Archery hall
Restaurant
Address: Nishi Kyogoku Tokudaiji Dangoden-cho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Kyoto City Gymnasium

Floor: 2,400 square meters (a seating capacity of 2,926)
Address: 1 Nishi Kyogoku Shinmei-cho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Other
As of April, 2008, the staff parking lot is turned into the coin-parking lot.

Nearby spots
Hankyu Kyoto Line Nishi Kyogoku Station
The Nishi Gojo Police Box of the Ukyo Police Station
Kyoto Koka Women's University
Gojo-dori Street (Route 9)
Tenjingawa-dori Street (Route 162, Utanokisshoin Route, Kyoto Municipal Road 184)
The Katsura-gawa River (the Yodo-gawa River system)
The Tenjin-gawa River (Kyoto City)
Access
A five-minute walk from Nishi Kyogoku Station of Hankyu Kyoto Main Line

Nishikyogoku Undokoen-mae Bus Stop of Kyoto City Bus
Nishikyogoku Sports Center-mae Bus Stop of Kyoto Bus