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Updated : November 6, 2020

Basketball (Saitama Super Arena)

Basketball (Olympics)

Basketball: A fast-paced game in which teams of 5 members each compete to score points by throwing the ball through a 305cm tall hoop. As all team members must take on both offensive and defensive roles, players switch positions rapidly, making the thrilling developments throughout the match highly captivating.

Strong focus is on the United States National Basketball Teams, which are comprised of top players sourced from the premier men's and women's professional basketball leagues in the world, the US National Basketball Association and Women's National Basketball Association. The men's team has won 3 successive gold medals in the Olympic Games and the women's team has won 6 successive gold medals.

As representatives of the host country, the Japanese men's and women's national teams will qualify to participate in the Games under International Basketball Federation's approval. 

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Saitama Super Arena

Situated directly adjacent to Saitama-Shintoshin Station, Saitama Super Arena is one of the largest sporting arena in Japan. It features a moving-block system which can be used to tailor the arena space according to the scale of individual events and specific event requirements, transforming the facility from 'hall mode,' with a capacity of 6,000 persons, to the facility's maximum capacity of 37,000 persons in full 'stadium mode.'

Since 2018, Saitama Super Arena has served as the venue for the final round of matches during the Emperor's Cup and Empress' Cup All-Japan Basketball Championships, and is gradually becoming known as one of the 'sacred grounds' of basketball. All basketball events held as part of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will take place at Saitama Super Arena.

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Venue Access During the Games

Saitama Super Arena is accessible on foot from both Saitama-Shintoshin Station and Kita-Yono Station.

Access Map to Saitama Super Arena via Train

Train Line Map PDF Version(PDF:287KB)

Transfers and Travel Times from Major Stations in Tokyo

Transfer Map from Major Stations in Tokyo

Map of Transfers and Travel Times from Major Stations in Tokyo PDF Version(PDF:318KB)

Please use public transport to reach the venue.

Travel times are estimates. It is expected that travel times will be longer than usual during the event period. Please allow extra time for longer-than-expected travel times.

Map of the Venue Area

Shintoshin 8, Chuo-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken (opens in a new window)

Extended Running Hours and Timetable Changes

Changes such as extended service operations and alterations to train timetables are expected to take place in order to allow for matches that conclude late at night. Further detailed updates will be made in the future.