2022.02.01press release

Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. appoints Nakamura, Blue United’s President & CEO as its adviser to expand their business and develop the Stadium/Arena business in Japan

New York – Blue United Corporation and Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. announced today that Takehiko Nakamura, the President & CEO of Blue United Corporation has been appointed as the advisor for Sports/Entertainment Domain of Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. Blue United will provide consultancy services to help Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. expand its business and execute the development of the Stadium/Arena business in Japan. 

By harnessing the diversity of sports, Azusa Sekkei conducts facility development with its expertise in project management and eye for operations when realizing stadiums and arenas that produce many added values.  In this sense, Azusa Sekkei believes facilities constitute the heart of local economic development, and regional revitalization, stadiums and arenas serve as a catalyst for national growth, and a key for regional development.

Azusa Sekkei has designed more sports facilities than any other architectural firm in Japan. Taking advantage of the technology and expertise developed therein, they will continue to build stadiums and arenas that influence the nation’s sports culture in the future.

Stadiums/Arenas must adapt to a new era of sports as a result of the COVID19. Both organizations will work together to develop strategies and solutions to help the stadiums/arenas adjust. 

“While there are many ways to consume sports, watching sports live in stadiums or arenas is at the core,” said Takehiko Nakamura, President and CEO of Blue United. “By enriching the fan experience at the games, the stadium/arena increases fans’ enjoyment of the sport and appeals to them more. Stadiums and arenas play an essential role in enhancing the fan experience.  Additionally, stadiums and arenas are attracted to the public’s attention not only for hosting sporting events but also for community benefit and to generate revenues.  This is an honor and excitement for me as I will be able to put my skills and experience to work for Azusa Sekkei, a leading architectural firm that designs sports facilities and arenas essential to sports business.”

About Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd.
Azusa Sekkei is a corporate architectural firm founded in 1946.
Azusa consists of six business domains: transport infrastructure, sports & Entertainment, urban development & commercial facilities, healthcare, workplace and logistics & basic infrastructure. A source of their competitive advantage, these domains operate as cross-departmental teams that transcend the boundaries between the headquarters, branch offices, and overseas affiliates. Members of the domains continue refining their expertise to provide clients with services of the best possible quality whenever and wherever they are needed, thereby enhancing the Azusa brand further.

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