Abe Fellowship Colloquium - Toward Effectively Using Olympic Stadiums: Conditions and Case Examples

, 12:30am –
Sakura Hall 2nd Floor, Japan Foundation

SPEAKER:

岡田功  Isao Okada

大阪成蹊大学教授 安倍フェロー(2015年度)

Professor, Osaka Seikei University /Abe Fellow(2015)

 

近年、オリンピックの開催費用は増大する一方である。2008年北京五輪ではインフラ整備に400億ドルを費やし、2014年ソチ五輪では開催費用の総額が500億ドルに達した。たとえ華々しい大会が終わっても、五輪のために建設・改修された巨大な競技施設の維持・運営費はどこまでもついて回る。五輪施設が大会後も適切に利用され、巨額の維持・運営費に匹敵する金額の収入を稼ぎ出せない限り、最後のツケは納税者に回る。2020年に開催予定の東京五輪を見据え、五輪施設を持続可能な形で維持・運営するにはどうすればいいのか?将来に向けた成長基盤とするための秘訣はあるのか?収容人数が通常7万人を超し、特に施設運営が難しい夏季五輪の五輪スタジアムに焦点を当て、1972年ミュンヘン五輪以降の「五輪レガシー」から学びます。

In recent years the costs of hosting the Olympic Games have ballooned. China spent 40 billion (USD) on infrastructure investment for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and Russia spent 50 billion (USD) on the 2012 Sochi Winter Olympics. Beyond the initial investment to reform and construct, who knows how much these gigantic sports-facilities will accrue for maintenance and operation after the attention-gathering events are over? Without a way to manage them in the post-Olympic period so that income sufficiently covers maintenance expenses, host cities and their tax payers risk footing the bill. As we look forward to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, how can we insure sustainable maintenance? Is there a magic formula to turn Olympic facilities into “positive legacies”? This talk will focus on the main stadiums constructed or refurbished for the summer games. Built to accommodate an audience of upwards of 70,000 spectators, these large-scale facilities have been particularly difficult to manage and maintain. Professor Isao Okada (2015 Abe Fellow) will examine the lessons that can be learned from recent Olympics since the 1972 Munich Games.