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Hiroshima to move forward with plans to take down old stadium

by on Jun.22, 2010 @ 6:50 pm, under NPB

The city of Hiroshima passed a modified proposal for the demolition of the old Hiroshima Stadium earlier today.

The original proposal was turned down in March because a large number of people were unhappy with the plans to take down the old stadium.  But after further deliberations and a move to push back the start of the preparations for the demolition from 8/1 to 9/1, the new proposal passed.

So while it seemed there was still some concern about tearing down the old stadium without the full understanding of the people living in Hiroshima, it seems those ruling on the proposal ultimately felt that the advantages of tearing down the old stadium and bringing in new buildings and public spaces outweighed the sentimental feelings of the residents of Hiroshima.