National Stadium in Tokyo(http://www.jpnsport.go.jp/corp/english/tabid/382/Default.aspx) was closed at the end of this May and its seats, tables and some other attached equipment were donated to 12 municipalities.
Out of those municipalities, Kitakami City in Iwate(http://www.city.kitakami.iwate.jp/), which is one of damaged areas of 3.11 disaster in 2011, was given the highest number of seats of 6,500 from the facility on Jun.29. One that day, 600 volunteers were dedicated to labor of removing those items such as seats there. The city mayer Toshihiko Takahashi said, “We would like to give a confirmation of our successful reconstruction from the disaster to people.” Those donated seats to the city will be used for a new city stadium under construction there that is to be a venue of the National Sports Festival in Iwate in 2016(http://www.iwate2016.jp/kokutai/venue).
National Stadium,on the other hand, is to be partially demolished in this July and a new one is to begin to be rebuild in October 2015 for a part of the preparation for sport events in 2019 and upcoming Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020.