Japan National Stadium
Kasumigaokacho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
The Japan National Stadium (国立競技場, Kokuritsu kyōgijō),formerly known as New National Stadium, officially named National Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium used mostly for association football in Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. The stadium will serve as the main stadium for the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the venue for track and field athletics events at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in 2021.
Demolition of the old National Stadium was completed in May 2015, allowing for the construction of the new stadium to begin on 11 December 2016.
The original plans for the new stadium were scrapped in July 2015 by Japanese prime minister Shinzō Abe, who announced a rebid after a public outcry because of increased building costs. As a result, the new design was not ready for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, as originally intended. A new design created by architect Kengo Kuma was chosen in December 2015 to replace the original design, which was completed on 30 November 2019.
EVENTS AND SPORT IN JAPAN NATIONAL STADIUM (Tokyo 2021)
Opening and Closing Ceremonies Olympics
SPORTS TOKYO 2020
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