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Construction of 2020 Olympic Stadium to Start in October

Plans for the stadium have been plagued by problems.

Fri March 13, 2015 - National Edition
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Photo courtesy of the Lonely Planet.  Demolition of Tokyo's old National Stadium (pictured) will be completed by September.
Photo courtesy of the Lonely Planet. Demolition of Tokyo's old National Stadium (pictured) will be completed by September.

TOKYO (AP) - Demolition of Tokyo’s old National Stadium will be completed by September and construction of the new main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will start in October, the venue’s management group said Thursday.

Demolition was supposed to begin last July but was delayed by irregularities in the bid process and missteps by the Japan Sports Council, which manages the stadium.

The new 80,000-seat stadium is slated to host the opening and final of the Rugby World Cup in 2019.

Plans for the stadium, designed by award-winning British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, have been plagued by problems, including complaints from some prominent architects, who say the design is too big and expensive.

The old National Stadium was the centerpiece of the 1964 Olympic Games.




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