More details have emerged on K-Arena Yokohama, a new 20,000-capacity arena which is scheduled to open in the Japanese city in the autumn of 2023.
Construction work on the arena, which is being developed by real-estate company Ken Corporation, commenced in 2020.
With a capacity of 20,000, the venue will be one of the largest music arenas in the world. The arena is set to be 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.
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.
The arena’s environmental commitments will see renewable energy used as the power source for live concerts. District heating and cooling will also be used to save energy with a concentrated set of heat source facilities.
Yokohama is located approximately 18 miles from Tokyo and has a population of 3.7 million people.
Ken Corporation has four primary business activities: real estate, solar power, hotel management and entertainment business.
A new 20,000-seat arena is also in the works in neighbouring South Korea. Located in Goyang, a satellite city of Seoul in Gyeonggi Province, the CJ LiveCity Arena will open in 2024 and aims to be the first arena complex dedicated to K-pop concerts.
The 1.8 trillion won (£1.1bn/€1.3bn/$1.5bn) project will also feature an outdoor space for more than 40,000 music fans. Construction commenced on the project last month.