Construction of a cricket ground for foreign residents of Japan begins.
Construction of Yokohama Higa Park is completed, with a cricket ground in the center.
An international baseball game is held between the First Higher School of Japan and the Yokohama Amateur Club, a team of Americans living in Yokohama. The First Higher School of Japan wins the first game 29-4, and the second game 32-9.
First Higher School of Japan players who played against the Yokohama Amateur Club.
Japan's first international rugby match is held between Keio University and a team of Americans living in Yokohama.
Yokohama Higa Park is renamed Yokohama Park.
A complete renovation of Yokohama Park is made, transforming it into a large-scale Japanese-style garden.
Yokohama Park's fountain at the end of the Meiji era.
Temporary housing for victims of the Great Kanto Earthquake is established in the park.
The Great Kanto Earthquake reconstruction project begins.
Construction of Yokohama Park Baseball Field is completed as part of the Great Kanto Earthquake reconstruction project.
The opening game between Waseda University and Keio University draws a sold-out crowd of 15,000 spectators.
Led by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, a team of Major League Baseball all-stars from the U.S. comes to Japan.
They defeated the All-Nippon team, 21-4.
The feats of these two stars and the history of professional baseball relations between Japan and the U.S. are memorialized as reliefs in the infield concourse of Yokohama Stadium, the only ones of their kind in Japan.
After World War II, the stadium is seized by the U.S. military occupying Japan and renamed Lou Gehrig Stadium.
Japan's first floodlight is built.
The All-Yokohama Women's Baseball Tournament is held, becoming Japan's first baseball tournament for women.
Japan's first professional baseball night game is held between the Yomiuri Giants and Chunichi Dragons.
With the signing of the peace treaty between Japan and the U.S., most of the park is released from military seizure and returned to the city of Yokohama.
After renovations are made, the park is renamed from Lou Gehrig Stadium to Yokohama Peace Park Baseball Field.
Due to the deterioration of the stadium, use of the upper half of the stands is prohibited, reducing capacity to half.
The Yokohama Peace Baseball Field Reconstruction Committee collects approximately 186,000 signatures and submits a petition for the reconstruction of the stadium.
The first step towards reconstruction is made as promoters meet for the first time.
February: Yokohama Stadium Co., Ltd. is established.
April: Construction of the new stadium begins.
April 4: Yokohama Stadium, Japan's first multipurpose stadium, opens with a game between the Yokohama Taiyo Whales and the Yomiuri Giants.
It is the first new stadium built for a Japanese professional baseball team in 16 years.
The Yokohama Taiyo Whales change their name to the Yokohama BayStars.
The Yokohama BayStars win their first Japan Series championship in 38 years.
Yokohama Stadium celebrates its 30th anniversary.
The Yokohama BayStars change their name to the Yokohama DeNA BayStars.
Yokohama Stadium becomes the first outdoor stadium in Japan to use LED lighting for night games, and receives the 34th Japan Lighting Award along with Iwasaki Electric Co.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion and renovation of Yokohama Stadium is held.
Yokohama Stadium celebrates its 40th anniversary.
The expansion and renovation of Yokohama Stadium is completed.