Yoyogi National Gymnasium

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Yoyogi National Stadium
Yoyogi
Yoyogi National Gymnasium
Location2-1, Jinnan, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Broke ground1963 Feb
Opened1964 Oct
OwnerNational Agency for the Advancement of Sports and Health (NAASH)
ArchitectKenzo Tange
Capacity13,291 (1st Gymnasium)
3,202 (2nd Gymnasium)
Tenants
none
 
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Yoyogi National Stadium
Yoyogi
Yoyogi National Gymnasium
Location2-1, Jinnan, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Broke ground1963 Feb
Opened1964 Oct
OwnerNational Agency for the Advancement of Sports and Health (NAASH)
ArchitectKenzo Tange
Capacity13,291 (1st Gymnasium)
3,202 (2nd Gymnasium)
Tenants
none

Yoyogi National Gymnasium (国立代々木競技場 Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyōgi-jō?) is an arena in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, Japan which is famous for its suspension roof design.

It was designed by Kenzo Tange and built between 1961 and 1964 to house swimming and diving events in the 1964 Summer Olympics. A separate annex was used for the basketball competition at those same games. The design inspired Frei Otto's arena designs for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

The arena holds 13,291 people (9,079 stand seats, 4,124 arena seats and 88 "royal box" seats) and is now primarily used for ice hockey, futsal and basketball.

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Coordinates: 35°40′03″N 139°42′01″E / 35.6675°N 139.70028°E / 35.6675; 139.70028