News: Stadium damage reports

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  1. dokool

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    Thanx. Please update on what the J League plans to do in light of these circumstances.
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    Kashima Soccer Stadium suffered big overall damage. Stairways between the sectors crumbled, concrete parts cracked, falling objects from the highest parts of the ceiling and damaged seats. This informations were followed by photo report of clubhouse, stadium and museum (from Kashima Antlers official site): http://www.so-net.ne.jp/antlers/news/release/10107
    Sendai Yurtec Stadium sufferd minor damage as far as I read. Cracks on the plaza in front of the stadium, falling objects from the roof over stands.
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    Looks mostly superficial. Hopefully they didn't suffer any fundamental structural damage and it can just be repaired.


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    Good to get some info. Thanks for this and coming articles. I posted it on a finnish football forum so we know more, even tho we are far away.

    Keep the faith. :)
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    Not surprised about Sendai, the stadium is right on the river. It's a shame, one of my favourite stadia in Japan, and home to some great supporters. Of course the people have bigger problems than a stadium right now.
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    Mito Hollyhock made an official assesment of K's Denki Stadium damage after earthquake based on what stadium manager saw. According to the report there are numerous cracks, the parts of roof structure are curved and disconnected, the electronics in facilities for producing the transmissions are damaged as well as camera, the lighting pylons damaged (changed direction and glass parts damaged) and damaged bolts everywhere. So it will take a lot of hard work before the stadium will be opened again probably.
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    I sent this message to the editor of goal.com who was working on my piece for today. I hope you don't mind, and thanks. Furtho's comment on Nagano/Matsumoto as well should be in.
    I hope it came out OK: so many sources to look at and so much stuff to throw in in so ittle time.
    This is way more stressful than writing about games... :(
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    Of course I don't mind. Keep up the good work of collecting available data.
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    Original version:

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    "In the aftermath of the disaster that has struck Japan three days ago, the J.League has decided to call off all games scheduled in March.

    Accordingly, the third round of the first division (J1) and the third and fourth of second division (J2) have been postponed to dates to be announced possibly already tomorrow.

    The two ACL games to be played in Nagoya and Kashima this midweek and the first two rounds of the Nabisco League Cup as well have been called off, for a total of 43 games postponed.

    Besides the mourning mood that engulfs the nation marred by the earthquake and the tsunami that killed at least 2,000, rescheduling is due overall to basic security issues related to electricity and water shortages that continue in various areas of Japan.

    The only games involving Japanese teams that will go on in March are the two scheduled in China tomorrow (Tianjin Teda-Gamba Osaka) and Wednesday (Shandong Luneng-Cerezo Osaka), and -at least for now- the two national team games scheduled to be played on March 25th and 29th.

    Players involved in the ACL games have shown some discomfort, but also the will to proudly represent their country. Among them, Cerezo Osaka's Teruyuki Moniwa commented: "Considering what is going on in Japan, I am not sure this is the right time to play football, but we will do our best, also to give some hope to the victims of the disaster."

    The Cerezo defender's words were echoed by those of Gamba Osaka's Akira Nishino. "This time we did not come [to China] as Gamba, our mission here is to represent our country and to show the strength of Japan," said the 2008 ACL winner manager.

    Nishino has some family living in Sendai, and during his latest conference he informed the media that his relatives luckily survived the tsunami.

    The J.League committee will meet tomorrow in Tokyo, March 15th, to tentatively decide how to restructure the season.

    Including two League Cup rounds, a total of four new dates will be necessary to make up for postponed games in J1. The situation is not simple to unravel, considering also the Japanese national team's commitment to play as a special guest in the Copa America, in July.

    In the meantime, charity events organized by clubs and supporters continue. Third division club Parceiro Nagano's fans will join their arch-rivals at Yamaga Matsumoto in fundraising and other activities in support of Japan's recovery effort.

    Japan has also received messages of encouragement from many football celebrities, among them the recently retired World champion Ronaldo, Arsenal's Andrei Arshavin and Villareal's Giuseppe Rossi.

    Juventus and Brazil's Felipe Melo posted a message in Japanese on his Twitter, while both Real Madrid and CF Barcelona sent messages before their games this past weekend."
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    J-League cancels all football matches in March in quake-devastated Japan

    [J-League chairman Kazumi] Ohigashi told Japanese reporters Monday that he'd spoken with Vegalta Sendai club president Yoichi Shirohata and was told the club's stadium and facilities were in ruins. The club's foreign players have headed home, and Japanese players from other regions are also leaving.

    "Needless to say, the players aren't training. The foreign players have gone home ...," Ohigashi said. "They're struggling to live over there. It's not about training or the game."
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    Have you seen these news in the Japanese press......?
    Thanks for posting anyway.
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    Kokuritsu is damaged too as it turned out. Damaged bases of lighting pylons mainly.
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    This article briefly mentions that J-Village in Fukushima prefecture is either on the very edge of evacuation zone, or inside of it.

    It will be a shame to lose this trainig complex. :(
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    I think it is eight kilometers from the power plant, so it is probably gone. No parent with a brain would ever sent their kids to train there for the next few years...

    As an afterthought, I think it was a total idiocy to build it so close to the plant. probably the land was cheap?
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    Yurtec [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAqK3W5aybY"]YouTube - 20110321_????????????????[/ame]
    Gloomy atmosphere... The video is maybe a little outdated but I doubt if things around stadium looks different right now.
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    Unfortunately there are very bad news. I spoke to Sanga, Gamba and Sendai supporters this weekend, and I found out that "hundreds" of Vegalta "regular" supporters died in the disaster.

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