Presently, the Carp play in a small (32,000 seats) bandbox (foul lines are shorter than 300') right across the street from "Ground Zero", called the Peace Park. It's not one of the nicer stadiums in Japan and the Carp struggle for fans because the team tends to be lousy. However, those that show up are fanatically loyal.
Hiroshima is presently in fourth place in the Central League with a 41-49-5 record, 14 1/2 games behind the first place Chunichi Dragons, who place in the immaculately clean Nagoya Dome.
When I spoke to a Carp official in 2003, he said that the team liked PNC Park as a model of a stadium. While I love PNC Park, it would look odd in Japan in my opinion. But I think the Carp deserve a good stadium.
This is my trip to Koshien Stadium which is the oldest stadium in use among the 12 major league teams in Japan. It's the only one that predates World War II.