Media August 2012

Tokyo 2020 Bid Venue Judges Named

Lord Norman Foster, the designer of Wembley Stadium, is on the panel that will judge participants in the contest to remodel the venue for Japan’s 2020 Olympic bid, according to a press release issued on 20 July.

The Japan Sport Council wants to update the Kasumigaoka National Stadium’s hospitality services, increasing the site’s capacity to 80,000 and, combining Japanese tradition and innovation, keep the venue as a centre for sport, culture and art.

Lord Foster will be joined by key figures from Japan’s world of architecture, sport and art on the International Design Contest’s panel. The contest winner, to be decided in late November, will receive prize money of ¥20mn.