Noevir Stadium Kobe

The biggest problem with visiting Japan and being a sports lover is finding out where the games are and how to get to the games.  While there is ample information about when the games are, it can be difficult to know how to get there; where to sit; and what to do at the games.  This is part of a series of posts designed to help you navigate to the stadium and enjoy the game as much as possible rather than getting lost in what to do.

*Information is as of the start of the 2017 season for Vissel Kobe and the start of the 2016 season for INAC Kobe.

Stadium Stats

  • Name: Noevir Stadium Kobe (Misaki Park Stadium)
  • Location: Kobe
  • Teams: Vissel Kobe; INAC Kobe Leonessa
  • Main Station: Misakikoen Station (5 minute walk)
  • Alternative Stations: JR Wadamisaki Station (7 minute walk)
  • Capacity: 30,132

Noevir Stadium Kobe

Team

Vissel Kobe and INAC Kobe Leonessa are the only teams at Noevir Stadium Kobe.  Vissel Kobe is a medium sized team in the J League since 1997.  They are a regular J1 team being relegated in 2006 and 2013 for a single year each.

INAC Kobe Leonessa is a top team in the Nadeshiko League since 2006.  They have won 3 Nadeshiko League championships.

Getting There

Getting to the Noevir Stadium Kobe is very easy and close to central Kobe.  The stadium is serviced by the following lines:

  • Kobe Municipal Subway Kaigan Line
  • JR Sanyo Main Line Wadamisaki Spur Line

There is only one real station servicing Noevir Stadium Kobe.  While Wadamisaki is on the JR Lines, it is only operational for the morning and evening rush hours making it useless for regular games.  It is only feasible to use the Kaigan Line.

It is a 5 minute walk from Misaki Station.  Head out exit 2 and turn left at the top of the stairs.  Head straight along the main street and the main entrance will be on the left.  There is no access on the side street so stay on the major street.

Heading to Noevir Stadium Kobe from Wadamisaki Station

Seats

Vissel Kobe

  • Vissel Seat (ヴィッセルシート) – Reserved Seats
  • Main Reserved (メイン指定席) – Reserved Seats
  • Back Reserved (バック指定席) – Reserved Seats
  • Main Free (メイン自由席) – Free Seating
  • Back Free (バック自由席) – Free Seating
  • Supporter’s Seat (サポーターズシート) – Free Seating
  • Visitor’s Seat (ビジターシート) – Free Seating

Note:  Vissel Kobe has 2 tier pricing based on the visiting team.  The majority of games are on the lower tiered price.

Note:  Discounts available for advance purchased tickets.

INAC Kobe Leonessa

  • Royal Seat (ロイヤルシート) – Reserved Seats
  • INAC Seat – Home (INACシート- ホーム側) – Reserved Seats
  • INAC Seat – Visitor (INACシート- アウェイ側) – Reserved Seats
  • Main Reserved (メイン指定席) – Reserved Seats
  • Main Free (メイン自由席) – Free Seating
  • Backstand (バックスタンド自由席) – Free Seating
  • Side (サイド自由席) – Free Seating behind the goals

Note:  Discounts available for early bird and advance purchased tickets.

Noevir Stadium Kobe

Tickets

Both Vissel Kobe and INAC Kobe Leonessa have no English services for purchasing tickets.  They can only be purchased with knowledge of Japanese or at the box office on the day of the game.  Generally, games will not be sold out but for premium games for Vissel Kobe they may sell out.

Note: Tickets are usually released 1-2 months in advance.

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe has a 2 tier pricing system.  Premium games are roughly 1000 JPY more expensive than regular games.

Vissel Kobe has many options for purchasing tickets in Japanese:

INAC Kobe Leonessa

INAC Kobe Leonessa has many options for purchasing tickets in Japanese:

  • Lawson
  • 7-Eleven
  • Circle K/Sunkus
  • Shops with Ticket Pia ticket machines

Same Day Tickets

It shouldn’t be difficult to purchase same day tickets.  For premium Vissel Kobe games, this may be difficult so it is better to arrive early or check their website.  The main ticket page (http://www.vissel-kobe.co.jp/ticket/) shows information on availability.  This will also be a good meter on how early you should arrive to the game if you have free seating seats.

View from the Back Stand Seats

Club Merchandise

On game day, there are usually activities just outside the main entrance.  This is where you can buy most of the merchandise.  There are small shops located inside the stadium as well but merchandise is limited.

Merchandise Shop Outside Noevir Stadium Kobe

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