Coordinates: 35°39′58″N 139°31′21″E / 35.6660398°N 139.5224072°E / 35.6660398; 139.5224072

Musashino Forest Sport Plaza
武蔵野の森総合スポーツプラザ
The plaza in 2018
LocationChōfu, Tokyo, Japan
CapacityOver 10,000
Construction
Opened25 November 2017; 3 years ago (25 November 2017)
Construction costOver $300 million

The Musashino Forest Sport Plaza is a multi-sport venue located inChōfu, Tokyo, Japan.[1] The main arena has a seating capacity of over 10,000, and also includes a swimming pool, a gym, a multi-use sports area and two fitness studios, that is available for use by the general public.[2] It is the first new venue completed for Tokyo 2020. Construction took three and a half years and cost over $300 million to complete.[3]

In October 2018, the venue hosted the Japan Open Tennis Championships as the Ariake Coliseum is being renovated for the tennis events at the 2020 Summer Olympics.[4] It was used for staging the 2020 Summer Olympics badminton tournaments and is hosting the badminton and fencing competitions as well as wheelchair basketball games for the 2020 Summer Paralympics.[5][2]

References

  1. ^ "Games Information|2020 Games Preparation|Bureau of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Preparation". www.2020games.metro.tokyo.jp. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Tokyo 2020 organisers unveil first new venue". International Olympic Committee. 28 November 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  3. ^ Channel, NTV-NNN-JAPAN / NBC News. "First venue for 2020 Olympics now complete". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  4. ^ Gatto, Luigi (11 May 2018). "ATP 500 of Tokyo to switch venue". Tennis World USA. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Tokyo 2020; First new venue completed". Architecture of the Games. 14 September 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2018.