Olympic organizers estimate 225,000 fans per day at Tokyo venues
Written by tokyoclub on June 12, 2021
The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organizing committee said Friday it has sold tickets for 42 percent of the venues’ capacity and expects to see up to about 225,000 spectators per day in the Japanese capital if all ticket holders attend.
With the organizers set to draw up a plan this month on what to do regarding domestic spectators, Hidemasa Nakamura, the committee’s games delivery officer, suggested the risk of having spectators could be limited, given that the number of ticket holders set to enter venues is estimated to be smaller than those visiting or commuting to the capital.
Speaking at a press conference, Nakamura said 70 percent of the tickets for events taking place in Tokyo and neighboring Chiba, Saitama and Kanagawa prefectures have been sold to people living in those areas.
The Japanese organizers and the International Olympic Committee have waited to decide on venue capacity for spectators in Japan after barring fans from overseas. However, medical experts have expressed concern that allowing fans could lead to the spread of the coronavirus as people travel to and from the venues.