Yokohama arena work full steam ahead

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Work progresses on Yokohama Arena Image: Ken Corporation

Development of the K-Arena Yokohama, a new 20,000-capacity arena currently under construction in Japan’s second largest City Yokohama, is moving towards completion and is slated to open in the Autumn of 2023.

The ‘Australasian Leisure Management’ stated that being developed by the real estate company Ken Corporation, the venue will be one of the largest dedicated music arenas in the world.

It is being built with the latest smart technologies to ensure it is environmentally friendly, with its design and acoustic engineering also designed to enable efficiency and shorter setup times.

The venue’s environmental commitments will include:

  • RE100-compliant power sources, with renewable energy as the power source used for live concerts;
  • Some of the equipment needed for general concerts will be available as permanent installations. Lending that equipment to performers will enable to reduce CO2 emissions for the maximum equivalent of 10 large trucks per event; and
  • District heating and cooling will be used to save energy with a concentrated set of heat source facilities.

The ‘Australasian Leisure Management’ further stated that the Ken Corporation is anticipating hosting 150 events at the arena each year, with a total of three million attendees. A Hilton hotel will also open next to the venue at the same time, while the arena itself will feature a VIP space for guests.

Ken Corporation has four primary business activities: Real estate, solar power, hotel management, and entertainment business.

In May this year, a consortium consisting of the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) along with the Mitsubishi Corporation Urban Development and Kanden Realty & Development was selected to develop and operate a new 18,000-capacity arena in Osaka, Japan.

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