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