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“Kobe Arena Project” arena name decided to be “GLION ARENA KOBE”

“Kobe Arena Project” arena name decided to be “GLION ARENA KOBE”
*View in browser* *One Bright KOBE Co., Ltd.*
Press release: February 8, 2024
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“Kobe Arena Project” arena name decided to be “GLION ARENA KOBE” *Concluded an “Official Top Partner” agreement with G-Lion Co., Ltd.* One Bright KOBE Co., Ltd., which operates the “Kobe Arena Project” (Headquarters: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, President and CEO: Shibuya)
G-Lion Co., Ltd. (Address: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, President and CEO) will celebrate its 40th anniversary at the same time as the arena opens in April 2025 at the waterfront
Hidetake Kikuchi) signed an “Official Top Partner” contract and changed the name of the new arena to “GLION ARENA”.
We would like to inform you that it has been decided to be held at KOBE (G-Lion Arena Kobe).

Kobe Arena Project – Arena new name announcement event
GLION ARENA KOBE front image
* Background of the efforts of “Official Top Partner” *
The Kobe Arena Project is Japan’s first in an open location surrounded by 270 degrees of ocean, and with the raison d’être of “raising the heart rate of this world,” the arena is the base for creating a new attraction for Kobe. We aim to create an arena that solves social issues through urban development.
GLION
With the vision of “Spreading joy and excitement through cars,” GROUP was founded in Tanba Sasayama, Hyogo Prefecture, and will move its head office building to the Kobe waterfront area in 2021. It will celebrate its 40th anniversary in April 2025, the same year the arena opens. Masu. The head office building is located in a location where you can see the progress of the arena construction, and we have deeply agreed with the Kobe Arena Project’s “arena-based town development and regional vitality” initiative, and we have signed a contract as an “official top partner.” I did.

GLION ARENA KOBE night view image
* Comment from Hidetake Kikuchi, President and Representative Director of GLION GROUP *
The arena, which is scheduled to open in April 2025, will be loved by the local community as a new symbol of Kobe, and we have high hopes that it will become widely and deeply ubiquitous throughout the country. We are motivated to further enliven Kobe, where the group is growing, and we are committed to not only growing the arena located in front of our head office, but also to making the local community more happy. We will develop our business based on the WIN-WIN concept.

* ●Comment from Jun Shibuya, President and Representative Director of One Bright KOBE and President and CEO of Kobe Stokes *
We have received great expectations and support for the vision of the “Kobe Arena Project,” and have been appointed as the “Official Top Partner” by GLION ARENA.
We are very happy to announce the new arena name for “KOBE”. The “Kobe Arena Project” is based on a business partnership (*1) with Kobe City and will work on “creating an attractive city in Kobe” based on the arena. GLION is headquartered on the Kobe waterfront. We will collaborate with GROUP to create a landmark arena that will lead to Kobe’s Civic Pride.

* (*1) Regarding business collaboration agreement with Kobe City* Kobe City and our parent company Smart Value Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Osaka, Director, Representative Executive Officer and President Shibuya)
) have entered into a business partnership agreement to “build the future of the city center and waterfront area.” Through this agreement, we will improve the ease of movement around the
Sannomiya/Waterfront area based on the arena, and through the social implementation of digital innovation, we will work on co-creation between industry, government, and academia using technology, and improve the city center/Waterfront area that symbolizes the port city of Kobe. We will continue to work towards further revitalization.

*G-Lion Co., Ltd. Company Profile*
Name G-Lion Co., Ltd.
Representative Director and President Hidetake Kikuchi
Address: 11-1 Shinkocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture GLION Awa-s BuildingG Business details Automobile retail business, automobile maintenance business, food and beverage business
Company URL * https://glion.co.jp/*
*One Bright KOBE Co., Ltd. Company Profile*
Name One Bright KOBE Co., Ltd.
Representative Director and President Jun Shibuya
Address: Entrepreneurship Plaza Hyogo, 56 Naniwa-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
Business details Smart Value Inc., NTT Docomo Inc.
Company URL * https://www.kobearena.jp/* * -Arena facility overview-*
Project name Shinko Jetty West Area (Second Jetty) Redevelopment Project Address: 130-1, 130-2 Shinminato-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe City
Site area approximately 23,700 square meters
Total floor area approximately 32,300 square meters
Number of floors: 7th floor
Capacity: approximately 10,000 people
Structure Steel frame, steel reinforced concrete
Completion date: February 2025 (planned)
Opening date: April 2025 (planned)
Land owner Kobe City
Building owner NTT Urban Development Corporation
Operating company One Bright KOBE Co., Ltd.
Design and construction company Obayashi Corporation
construction
Management company Yamashita PMC Co., Ltd.
* -Kobe Arena Project Overview-*
Japan’s first waterfront arena surrounded by the sea 270 degrees, which is part of the city center/waterfront area redevelopment project promoted by Kobe City.
Smart Value Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Osaka, Director, Representative Executive Officer and President, Shibuya
) and NTT Docomo, Inc. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President and Representative Director Motoyuki Ii).
Urban Development Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President and Representative Director Hiroshi Tsujigami) will be responsible for the development3.
This is a landmark project of private construction and private management by a consortium of private companies.
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