Osaka Stadium in Japan was once home to the Nankai Hawks baseball team, but when the Hawks moved to another stadium, the city of Osaka turned the stadium into an outdoor display area for model homes. Opened in 1950 with a capacity of 32,000 people, the old baseball stadium was home to Nankai Hawks till 1988, when the Hawks moved to Heiwadai Stadium. Since the stadium was abandoned, the baseball field was used as a housing exhibition hall, the “Namba Osaka Stadium Housing Fair”
Osaka Stadium was transformed into a mini residential neighborhood with fake streets, street lights, and cars parked outside homes
It served as the home of the local Nankai Hawks baseball team until 1988, after which it was repurposed for a variety of activities, including as a concert venue for high-profile international artists such as Madonna and Michael Jackson.
In 1991, a trade group leased the venue and used it to showcase various model homes from several construction companies. The entire playing arena was transformed into a mini residential neighborhood with fake streets, street lights, and cars parked outside homes. Houses were neatly arranged in rows, and lights were turned on to create the illusion of occupancy. Eventually, the stadium was demolished and a shopping center now resides where a stadium and former showroom once presided.