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We manage and operate the Yoyogi National Gymnasium, the Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, and the Nishigaoka Soccer Stadium (AJINOMOTO FIELD NISHIGAOKA). The National Stadium is in the process of being entirely rebuilt.

National Stadium(New National Stadium)

The former National Stadium was built as the main venue for the Third Asian Games in 1958 and Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964 on the grounds of the former Meiji Shrine Gaien Stadium. It was designed to evoke “strength”, “simplicity”, and “grace”. Preparations are now underway to tear down the former National Stadium and rebuild the stadium in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Upcoming schedule

January 2016 – : Basic design and implementation design
January 2017 – : Construction work
January 2020: Completion (target)

Yoyogi 1st Gymnasium

2013 ISU World Team Trophy in Figure SkatingThe 1st Gymnasium was built for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, featuring a suspended roof with high tensile strength reinforcement. The Gymnasium is famous in the world for its unique design and for hosting various sporting events as well as cultural events.

Events hosted

  • Tokyo Olympic Games (swimming events)
  • High School Volleyball Championship Tournament
  • FIVB Volleyball World Championship
  • ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final
  • Among others

Facility outline

  • Building area: 17,844㎡
  • Total area: 34,991㎡
  • Arena area: 4,000㎡
  • Capacity: 9,119 seats(not including arena seats)
  • *At the time of the Tokyo Olympic Games, there was a 50m x 8 course pool for swimming competitions and a pool for springboard diving events.
 

Yoyogi 2nd Gymnasium

As it was the case for the 1st Gymnasium, the 2nd Gymnasium was built as a venue for the Tokyo Olympic Games, and has a bowl-shaped structure with a magnificent cone-shaped ceiling. The Gymnasium hosts various sports competitions such as basketball games, and is also used as training venue for major events.

Events hosted

  • Tokyo Olympic Games (basketball events)
  • All Japan Basketball
  • Uber Cup, the World Team Championships for Women (badminton)
  • All-Japan Badminton Championships
  • Among others

Facility outline

  • Building area: 3,872㎡
  • Total area: 5,644㎡
  • Arena area: 1,300㎡
  • Capacity:  3,195 seats(not including arena seats)

Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium

Called the “Tokyo Rugby Stadium,” this stadium that was built exclusively for rugby was completed in 1947. It was later renamed “Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium” and transferred to the National Stadium on October 1, 1962. It was used for football events during the 1964 18th Tokyo Olympic Games, and is currently used for international rugby matches, national tournaments, and Top League matches.

Events hosted

  • Kanto University Rugby League
  • Japan Rugby Top League
  • All-Japan Rugby Football Championship
  • IRB Junior World Championship
  • Among others

Facility outline

  • Turf area 10,515.5㎡
    (The greens are maintained all year round with tifton grass in summer and perennial ryegrass in winter. )
  • Land area: 35,459㎡
  • Building area: 11,741㎡
  • Capacity: 24,871 people

Nishigaoka Soccer Stadium(AJINOMOTO FIELD NISHIGAOKA)

AJINOMOTO FIELD NISHIGAOKAIn 1972, a soccer stadium, tennis courts and other facilities were built as the National Nishigaoka Stadium. Nowadays, the soccer stadium is widely used for international games, preliminaries of the Emperor's Cup, All Japan University Championship, Kanto University Football League tournament, All-Japan Women’s Football Championship, National High School Championship etc.

Events hosted

  • Preliminaries of the Emperor's Cup
  • All Japan University Championship
  • Kanto University Football League tournament
  • All-Japan Women’s Football Championship
  • National High School Championship

Facility outline

  • Turf area 10,614㎡
  • Soccer ground 105m×68m
  • Capacity: 7,258 seats
  • Building area: 1,186㎡
  • Total area: 997㎡

 

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