The Yoyogi National Gymnasium (国立代々木競技場 Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyōgi-jō?) is an indoor stadium located in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, Japan, famous for its suspended roof.
It was designed by Kenzo Tange and built between 1961 and 1964 to host the swimming and jumping competitions at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. A separate annex was used for the basketball competition. It will also host the handball competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.1 The design of this building inspired Frei Otto’s design of the stadiums at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.2
The stadium has a capacity of 13,291 spectators (9,079 standing, 4,124 seats and 88 ‘royal box’ seats) and is currently used mainly for ice hockey, futsal and basketball. Images of the stadium frequently appear at the end of NHK Newsline broadcasts because NHK World studios are next to the stadium, along the edge of Yoyogi Park.
Pop star Ayumi Hamasaki has held her ‘Countdown to the New Year’ concerts here consecutively since 2000.
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Town 2-1, Jinnan, Shibuya, Tokyo