(Construction) - The new national stadium has been completed by a group of contractors, Taisei Corp., Azusa Sekkei Co. and Kengo Kuma and Associates after three years of construction since December 2016.
The project owner Japan Sports Council will hold an opening event on December 21. The Emperor’s Cup Japan Soccer Championship final on January 1, 2020 will be the first official event to take place in the venue.
“It was a great responsibility to complete the project as it attracted the attention of people. We are pleased to announce its completion as a member of the contractors. We hope that the stadium, in harmony with the surrounding greenery, would become a beloved place for interaction with people in Japan and around the world and would contribute to development of the sports and culture in Japan,” said Chairman of Taisei Takashi Yamauchi.
The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games will undertake the temporary overlay work at the stadium in preparation for the Olympic Games starting on July 24, 2020.
The Daily Engineering and Construction News of Japan 2019/12/02