Notwithstanding the work that has already been undertaken in France, and the current half-finished jobs in Brazil, we haven’t had anything on new stadia for a long while. We’re not really up on economic barometers, but it kind of stands to reason that a dearth of new sporting venues is a sure sign of a global economic downtown. Whatever condition the Japanese economy is in, it hasn’t halted approval being granted for a new national stadium.
The Kasumigaoka National Stadium in Tokyo by internationally renowned British architect Zaha Hadid is scheduled for completion in 2018 so that it will be ready in time to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
The egg shaped ball isn’t all Japan has an eye on, with bids prepared for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games. On a more regular basis, the 80,000 capacity KNS will be home to the Japanese National Football Team as well providing a venue for athletics and wide range of cultural and artistic events.