The proposed 2020 Olympic Stadium will be 25 percent smaller than originally planned after criticism against its “size and scale” last month.
“While we are still using [architect] Zaha Hadid‘s design, we now plan to downsize it,” a Japan Sport Council official said, according to Agence France-Presse.
The stadium will be 220,000 square meters, one-quarter smaller than previously planned, and the construction cost will be cut from $3 billion to $1.8 billion, which is still 40 percent more than initial estimates, according to AFP.
The stadium is still planned to seat 80,000 spectators with a retractable roof, replace the 54,000-seat 1964 Olympic Stadium and be used in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Baseball, softball still have chance at 2020 Olympics
As expected the U.S. took gold in both men’s and women’s basketball, with the men winning their third consecutive Olympic gold medal and the women running their streak to six straight. But there was a lot more to take in at the basketball venues, including Serbia’s men’s team winning their first Olympic basketball medal (as an independent nation), and Spain doing the same in the women’s bracket.
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From Sam Kendrick’s patriotic moment to Usain Bolt’s “triple-triple,” check out the best moments from the 2016 Rio Olympics track and field competition.
You can watch all of these moments here.