Country Japan
City Tokyo
Venue Olympic Stadium
Event Athletics, Football
Capacity 68,000

About Olympic Stadium

Venue for the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the athletics and some football matches, the 68,000-seater Olympic Stadium in central Tokyo has been built on the site of the 1964 stadium.

The original design, by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, was jettisoned in July 2015 after public outrage over its $2 billion price tag -- which would have made it the world's most expensive stadium.

A slimmed-down, cheaper version was commissioned and the five-floor facility was unveiled in December 2019, along with special features to beat the heat of the Tokyo summer.