Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. and Mitsui Fudosan Commercial Management Co., Ltd. will open a large-scale three-story shopping center “Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Sakai” (22-1 Kuroyama, Mihara-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka) on November 8 in Mihara-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka. .
It will be the 18th facility in Japan and the 4th facility in the Kansai area after “LaLaport Koshien”, “LaLaport Izumi” and “LaLaport EXPOCITY”.
LaLaport Sakai is located in the center of Mihara Ward, Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture. Adjacent to National Route 309, the main arterial road that connects Osaka from north to south, and close to Hanwa Expressway Mihara Kita IC and Mihara Minami IC, it is expected to attract customers not only from Sakai City but also from a wide area such as Nara.
In addition, the center of the facility is equipped with LaLaport’s first indoor stadium court “Fansta XROSS STADIUM” that can hold full-scale events, and there are 97 stores opening for the first time in Sakai City (33 stores opening in Kansai for the first time). 212 stores including Of these, 40% of the total are 53 stores related to “food”, and it is also a facility that is particular about “food”.
The indoor stadium court “Fansta XROSS STADIUM”, which is the centerpiece of the facility and can be viewed by about 1400 people, is based on the concept of a space where you can experience full-scale events and play, and is located on the first floor of the center of the facility.
Among them, the 542-inch (12 x 6.75m) main screen, which is one of the largest indoor screens in a commercial facility that utilizes an atrium space, is particularly eye-catching, enabling a variety of productions such as powerful live viewing and events. . Together with the ribbon vision (total length of 58.5m) installed on the wall of the second floor, which is seen in stadiums these days, it creates a sense of realism just like a real stadium.
Approximately 380 terrace seats and bench seats are arranged around the Fansta XROSS STADIUM. There is also the Sakai Food Stadium where you can enjoy eating and drinking while watching events.
Having an indoor stadium court has the advantage that planned events are not affected by the weather. The aim is to attract customers who are looking for a real experience after the end of the corona crisis through sports and entertainment events.
LaLaport targets families. The neighborhood of Mihara Ward in Sakai City, where the facility is located, is home to many relatively young families and students, and the lineup of 212 stores is aimed at young families raising children and students. .
In particular, food product sales stores and restaurants account for 40% of the total, which is more than the conventional LaLaport. On the 1st floor, there is “Sakai Food Stadium” where you can enjoy a meal while watching an event, “Sakai Food Street” on the 2nd floor, and “Sakai Food Kitchen” on the 3rd floor, which is the largest in the area with over 1,400 seats. ing.
In addition to “food”, the store lineup is rich in variety, and among them is an animal cafe where you can enjoy the experience of interacting with animals. Of the 212 stores, 33 are new to the Kansai region, and 97 brands that are not found in other facilities in Sakai City are exhibiting. You can enjoy shopping for fashion, interior goods, and daily necessities.
The facilities are also fully equipped with consideration for the child-rearing generation and women. Outdoors is a children’s playground, play zone “MIHARA Park”. A dome-shaped playground equipment and a complex playground equipment “Playport Adventure” such as a slide are installed. There is also a facility where children who are tired of shopping can play.
In addition, there are facilities that are friendly to families with infants, such as toilets that can be used with strollers, a nursing room, and a diaper-changing space. On the 2nd and 3rd floors, there are restrooms with a powder room that women will love.
Mr. Masakazu Hida, General Manager of the Regional Business Division of Mitsui Fudosan’s Commercial Facilities Division, explained the outline at the press conference and preview held prior to the opening on November 8, saying, “In addition to incorporating the know-how we have cultivated throughout , sports entertainment, etc. A blank area in the southeast area from LaLaport Sakai, where there are no large-scale commercial facilities.The South Osaka area is integrated with LaLaport Izumi located to the southwest. I want to liven things up,” said Toyotomi.