Tokyo Finishes Building Stadium For 2020 Olympics

Development work has been finished at Tokyo’s National Stadium, set to be the highlight of one year from now’s Olympic Games, the site’s proprietors said on Tuesday.

The Japan Sports Council said the last work had been finished on Thursday with simply the last quality and security checks staying before the arena opens one month from now.

It will be authoritatively revealed on Dec. 21, with the Emperor’s Cup soccer last being the principal game to be held there on New Year’s Day.

Finished at an expense of more than $1.25 billion, the arena, which can suit 60,000, will likewise have the games and soccer occasions during the Games.

Construction started in December 2016, about 14 months later than planned, after the original design was scrapped because of a public outcry over spiraling costs.

The delay meant the stadium could not host matches of the Rugby World Cup, as originally planned.

The National Stadium is one of eight new venues to be used at the Tokyo Games, all of them are either complete or on schedule to be finished before the event.

The Tokyo Olympics run from July 24 to Aug. 9.

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