By The Japan News, The Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN
The National Stadium was completed on Nov. 30 after three years of construction. It has five stories above ground and two below, and covers about 69,600 square meters, or about twice the size of the former National Stadium.
It will be the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies, track and field events, and the women’s soccer final at the Tokyo Olympics. The opening and closing ceremonies and track and field events at the Tokyo Paralympics will also take place at the new stadium.