Osaka Stadium

Located in  Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan and owned by Osaka Stadium Corporation, Osaka Stadium was built in 1950 over the site of a tobacco plant that had been destroyed during World War II.  The original stadium seated approximately 32,000 people and was home to the Nankai Hawks baseball team.

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 Aerial view, 1985 (Wikipedia)

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In 1988, the Hawks were sold to Daiei Group and moved to Heiwadai Stadium in Fukuoka City.  Osaka Stadium was then converted into a sample housing showground.

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Naoya Hatakeyama

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The stadium was finally demolished in 1998, and a shopping center was built in its place.

Madonna held her first Japan concerts in this stadium, kicking off her Who’s That Girl World Tour with two sold-out concerts on June 14 and 15,1987. Meanwhile, Michael Jackson finished the first leg of his Bad World Tour at Osaka Stadium with three consecutive sold-out shows, held October 10–12, 1987.