A Look Inside The 90%-Completed 2020 Olympic Games Aquatics Center

by Retta Race 12

November 21st, 2019 Asia, International, News, Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 organizers unveiled the inside of the Tokyo Aquatics Center, site for the swimming, diving, artistic swimming and several Para Swimming events at next year’s Summer Olympic Games.

Located in Tatsumi Seaside Park in Koto Ward, the Aquatics Center’s construction was considered 75% complete in August and 90% complete as of October of this year. The goal completion month is February of 2020.

The estimated cost of the more than 700,000 square foot facility hovers around ¥56.7 billion, which converts to approximately $500 million USD. The space will accommodate 15,000 seats of which 60% have already been installed. More than 1% of the seating areas will be reserved for people in wheelchairs in accordance with disability guidelines, reports The Japan Times.

“The Tokyo Aquatics Centre will become a world-class facility for swimming and diving events,” said Tomofumi Kusano, senior director for venues. “Even after the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we hope to maintain that reputation.”

What remains to be completed on the Aquatic Center includes the interior and exterior roof, as well as some office equipment for inside the building, per Daishu Tone, venue director for the Aquatics Centre.

The pool is the standard size for Olympic competitions at 50 meters long, 25 meters wide and 3 meters deep. But the depth and length can be altered via an adjustable bottom and divider. The 10-meter diving tower is also complete. (The Japan Times)

Below are photos and video posted on Twitter by AP reporter Stephen Wade:

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Swammer

Who’s HYPED????

jewelindapool

Really nice but…. good luck getting tickets for family, even if you make the team.

Samesame

Yeah I wondered how that worked . I heard $1000 for one heat ticket

SEC king

so sick

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