Marine Messe Fukuoka
Top sports and music at Marine Messe Fukuoka
Marine Messe Fukuoka is a convention centre, live concert venue and sports stadium in the city of Fukuoka, on the Japanese island of Kyushu. There are three different venue buildings, each with a different capacity, which are allocated to events depending on their nature. So you can watch sumo wrestling in one, catch some J-Pop in another or watch international basketball or volleyball in the other one. Unsurprisingly then, the range of entertainment on offer is wide and sometimes even arcane, particularly when it comes to the localised pop music of the region. One thing is for sure - when you buy or sell Marine Messe Fukuoka tickets on StubHub you are likely to be in for some entertainment that's a bit different to what you're accustomed to.
A feast of Asian sporting action when you're in Fukuoka
One of the big drawcards every year at Marine Messe Fukuoka, going back to its opening in 1995, has been sumo wrestling, Japan's national sport. It's such a part of Japanese culture that this is a venerated sports venue in the city, so you'll get a unique insight into the traditional Japanese sporting world with Marine Messe Fukuoka tickets. There has been a regular sumo tournament here every year since the venue opened, and other championships have also been held here, like the hugely commercially popular Sumo Showdown. Other sports have had equal time here as well, and the stadium has hosted more than its fair share of Asian championships and Asian Games events. It was the site of a selection of the group games in the volleyball Men's World Championship in 2006, and the 1999 Asian Basketball Championship was held there too. It can hold up to 15,000 spectators for sporting events, so loud and enthusiastic - although always deeply polite - crowds are the order of the day.
Japanese pop played to high-energy audiences
When it comes to pop music, Marine Messe Fukuoka has another speciality: playing host to some massive Japanese pop stars. For musical events, the capacity is slightly smaller, coming in at around 13,000. Of course, this is still a really decent size to create a really energetic vibe, and these pop concerts are well worth looking out for. Keep an eye on our listings for artists like Kumi Koda in concert, as well as a huge favourite with local audiences, Ayumi Hamasaki. You need to experience it for yourself, so grab your Marine Messe Fukuoka tickets now!
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