Tokyo Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan. The stadium was founded at Kantō Mura, the redevelopment area formerly used by United States Forces Japan, in March 2001. It was the first stadium in Japan that offered its naming rights, which were sold to Ajinomoto Co., Inc. with a 5-year 1.2 billion yen (about 10 million U.S. dollars) contract, from March 2003 to February 2008. This contract was renewed on November 2007 and extended by 6 years for 1.4 billion yen to February 2014. As a result, it is now named Ajinomoto Stadium.OverviewThe stadium is the home of J. League Division 1 football club F.C. Tokyo and J. League Division 2 football club Tokyo Verdy and is used as the venue of some lower divisions of football leagues. Rugby union and American football games are also held there. For the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Saudi Arabia's national team based their training camp at Chōfu and used the stadium as a main training ground, although it did not host an actual World Cup match.