JAPAN’S NEW OLYMPIC STADIUM TO HOST RUGBY WORLD CUP FINAL

Japan’s new Olympic Stadium has been selected to host the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup on 20th October.

The proposed 80,000-seater stadium will also open its doors for the opening match of the tournament, in a dress rehearsal before welcoming the Olympic and Paralympic Games to the city in 2020. 

The construction for the 160 billion yen venue is due to begin in October 2015

The news came as World Rugby officials revealed the 12 cities that have been chosen to host matches; Sapporo, Kamaishi, Kumagaya, Shizuoka Prefecture, Aichi Prefecture, Osaka, Kobe, Fukuoka, Kumamoto and Oita Prefecture. 

Japan was awarded the hosting of the World Cup back in 2009, and will see the competition come to Asia for the first time. 

Posted on 03/03/2015