Japan National Stadium, Main Venue of 2020 Games, Completed

Society

Tokyo, Nov. 30 (Jiji Press)--Construction of the new National Stadium, the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, was completed on Saturday, the Japan Sport Council said on its website the same day.

Related documents and keys were handed over from a consortium of companies engaged with the construction, such as Taisei Corp. <1801>, to the Japan Sport Council, the stadium operator.

The stadium, named the Japan National Stadium, was designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and others. It has five levels aboveground and two basement floors, with some 60,000 seats.

Under the concept of a stadium in forests, timbers are used in combination with steel frames to make up the roof. The eaves on the perimeter of the roof are made of woods procured from the country's 47 prefectures.

Boasting a universal design at the world's highest level, the stadium has some 500 wheelchair-accessible seats and about 100 restrooms accessible by people with disabilities.

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