- National Olympic Stadium (Tokyo)
National Olympic Stadium Kokuritsu Kyōgijō Location 10-2, Kasumigaoka-machi, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan Opened 1958 Owner National Agency for the Advancement of Sports and Health (NAASH) Surface Grass Architect Mitsuo Katayama Capacity 48,000 (seated)
Field dimensions 105 × 68 m
National Olympic Stadium (国立霞ヶ丘陸上競技場 Kokuritsu Kasumigaoka Rikujō Kyogijō ) or National Stadium is a stadium in Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan that served as the main stadium for the 1964 Summer Olympics. It currently serves as the stadium where the Japan national football teams home matches and major football club cup finals are held.
The stadium was completed in 1958 as the Japanese National Stadium on the site of the former Meiji Shrine Outer Park Stadium. Its first major event was the 1958 Asian Games.
Despite the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the venue appears to be unscathed. Yasuhiro Nakamori, international relations director for the Japanese Olympic Committee, told Around the Rings he attributes the lack of damage to Japan's stringent building codes.
After Tokyo submitted their bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics, there has been talk of possibly renovating the National Olympic Stadium. The stadium could host the opening and closing ceremonies as well as track and field events. 
In addition to the 1964 Summer Olympics, the stadium has held many other significant events, most notably the 1991 World Athletics Championships, the Mirage Bowl (college football) games from 1976–1993, and the Intercontinental Cup (Toyota Cup) from 1980–2001. As the National Stadium of Japan, it is the venue for the final game of the Emperor's Cup on New Year's Day, and the J. League Cup in November, as well as the Fuji Xerox Cup in the end of February or early March, every year. The stadium's capacity is currently 57,363. Rugby games are also played at this venue, including the annual university rugby semi-finals and finals, as the nearby Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium's capacity is insufficient for the number of student fans the event attracts.
Access to the stadium is from Sendagaya or Shinanomachi stations along the JR Chūō-Sōbu Line; from Kokuritsu Kyogijo Station on the Toei Oedo Line; and from Gaienmae Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.
See also Yoyogi National Gymnasium
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- 1964 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. pp. 118-20.
- Satellite photo of the stadium from Google Maps
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Football Field · Sasazuka-machi · Shibuya Public Hall · Shinjuku · Toda Rowing Course · Tokorozawa Shooting Range · Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium · Tokyo Metropolitan Indoor Swimming Pool · Waseda Memorial Hall · Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium1900: 7th arrondissement of Paris • 1912: Fältrittklubben, Liljeholmen, Lindarängen, Östermalm Athletic Grounds, Stockholm Olympic Stadium • 1920: Olympisch Stadion • 1924: Hippodrome d'Auteuil, Stade de Colombes • 1928: Hilversum, Olympic Stadium • 1932: Olympic Stadium, Riviera Country Club, Westchester • 1936: Döberitz, Mayfield, Olympic Stadium • 1948: Aldershot, Empire Stadium, Tweseldown Racecourse • 1952: Laakso, Olympic Stadium, Ruskeasuo Equestrian Hall, Tali Race Track • 1956: Lill-Jansskogen, Olympic Stadium, Ulriksdal • 1960: Piazza di Siena, Pratoni del Vivaro • 1964: Karuizawa, National Stadium • 1968: Avándaro Golf Club, Campo Marte, Estadio Olímpico Universitario • 1972: Dressage Facility Nymphenburg, Olympiastadion, Riding Facility, Riem • 1976: Olympic Equestrian Centre, Bromont, Olympic Stadium • 1980: Grand Arena, Trade Unions' Equestrian Complex • 1984: Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, Santa Anita Park • 1988: Olympic Stadium, Seoul Equestrian Park • 1992: Club Hípic El Montayá, Real Club de Polo de Barcelona • 1996: Georgia International Horse Park • 2000: Sydney International Equestrian Centre • 2004: Markopoulo Olympic Equestrian Centre • 2008: Hong Kong Equestrian Venues • 2012: Greenwich Park • 2016: National Equestrian Center List of Olympic venues in football1900: Vélodrome de Vincennes · 1904: Francis Field · 1908: White City Stadium · 1912: Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm Olympic Stadium (final), Traneberg · 1920: Jules Ottenstadion, Olympisch Stadion (final), Stade Joseph Marien, Stadion Broodstraat · 1924: Stade Bergeyre, Stade de Colombes (final), Stade de Paris, Stade Pershing · 1928: Monnikenhuize, Olympic Stadium (final), Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel · 1936: Hertha-BSC Field, Mommsenstadion, Olympic Stadium (final), Poststadion · 1948: Arsenal Stadium, Champion Hill, Craven Cottage, Cricklefield Stadium, Empire Stadium (medal matches), Green Pond Road, Griffin Park, Selhurst Park, White Hart Lane · 1952: Helsinki Football Grounds, Kotka, Lahti, Olympic Stadium (final), Tampere, Turku · 1956: Melbourne Cricket Ground (final), Olympic Park Stadium · 1960: Florence Communal Stadium, Grosseto Communal Stadium, L'Aquila Communal Stadium, Livorno Ardenza Stadium, Naples Saint Paul's Stadium, Pescara Adriatic Stadium, Stadio Flaminio (final) · 1964: Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium, Mitsuzawa Football Field, Osaka Nagai Stadium, Tokyo National Stadium (final), Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium, Ōmiya Football Field, Prince Chichiba Memorial Football Field · 1968: Estadio Azteca (final), Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Estadio Nou Camp, Jalisco Stadium · 1972: Drei Flüsse Stadion, ESV-Stadion, Jahnstadion, Olympiastadion (final), Rosenaustadion, Urban Stadium · 1976: Lansdowne Park, Olympic Stadium (final), Sherbrooke Stadium, Varsity Stadium · 1980: Dynama Stadium, Dynamo Central Stadium, Grand Arena, Grand Arena (final), Kirov Stadium, Republican Stadium · 1984: Harvard Stadium, Navy – Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Rose Bowl (final), Stanford Stadium · 1988: Buson Stadium, Daegu Stadium, Daejeon Stadium, Dongdaemun Stadium, Olympic Stadium (final) · 1992: Estadi de la Nova Creu Alta, Estadi del FC Barcelona (final), Estadio Luís Casanova, La Romareda, RCD Espanyol Stadium · 1996: Florida Citrus Bowl, Legion Field, Orange Bowl, RFK Memorial Stadium, Sanford Stadium (final) · 2000: Brisbane Cricket Ground, Bruce Stadium, Hindmarsh Stadium, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Olympic Stadium (men's final), Sydney Football Stadium (women's final) · 2004: Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Karaiskakis Stadium, Olympic Stadium (final), Pampeloponnisiako Stadium, Pankritio Stadium, Panthessaliko Stadium · 2008: Beijing National Stadium (final), Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Shanghai Stadium, Shenyang Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium, Workers Stadium · 2012: City of Coventry Stadium, Hampden Park, Millennium Stadium, St James' Park, Wembley Stadium (final) · 2016: Brasília National Stadium, Fonte Nova, Maracanã (final), Mineirão, Morumbi Venues of the 2019 Rugby World Cup Japan
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