New Event Space in Yokohama
A new multipurpose event arena will open in Yokohama in the spring of 2020 – ahead of the Summer Olympic Games.
Located in the Minato Mirai district, the venue will feature floor space of 21,000 m2, with four levels above ground as well as a basement level. Construction is scheduled to begin in December this year and the initial budget has been set at 10 billion yen (US$90.6 million).
Jun Nakamura, General Manager of the Business Development Department of the Yokohama Convention and Visitors Bureau, said, “The arena is expected to stage more than 200 shows annually and will provide additional entertainment options for MICE delegates. We expect the new venue to enable us to welcome even more international and domestic visitors to Yokohama.”
In addition, the nearby Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama will add over 6,600 m2 of exhibition and convention space before spring 2020. Several new hotels will also come into the market over the next two years in Yokohama.