“Kobe Arena Project” new arena name “GLION ARENA KOBE” has been decided! Signed an “Official Top Partner” agreement with One Bright KOBE Co., Ltd.
G-Lion Co., Ltd. (Head office: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, President and CEO: Hidetake Kikuchi) is collaborating with One Bright KOBE Co., Ltd. (Address: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, President and
Representative Director: Jun Shibuya), which operates the “Kobe Arena Project,” and the “Official We are pleased to announce that we have concluded a contract with GLION ARENA KOBE, and the name of the new arena has been decided as GLION ARENA KOBE.
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1) Background of “Official Top Partner” efforts
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,” we will use the arena as a base to create a new attraction for Kobe. We aim to create an arena that solves social issues and engages in urban development.
GLION GROUP has a vision of “Spreading joy and excitement through cars.” After being founded in Tamba Sasayama, Hyogo Prefecture, we will move our head office building to the Kobe Waterfront area in 2021, and will celebrate our 40th anniversary in April 2025, the same year the arena opens. welcome. Our head office building is located in a location where we can see the progress of the arena construction, and we deeply support the Kobe Arena Project’s efforts to create an arena-based town and revitalize the community, and we have entered into an agreement with Kobe Arena as an official top partner. Ta.
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・Comment from Jun Shibuya, Representative Director and President of One Bright KOBE and President of Kobe Stokes
We have received great expectations and support for the vision of the “Kobe Arena Project,” and as an “official top partner,” we are very happy to announce the new arena name, “GLION ARENA 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. We will collaborate with GLION GROUP, whose head office is located on the Kobe waterfront, to create a landmark arena that will lead to Kobe’s civic pride.
・Comment from Hidetake Kikuchi, President and CEO 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, based on our group philosophy of WIN- We will develop our business based on the WIN-WIN concept.
(*1) Regarding business collaboration agreement with Kobe City Kobe City and Smart Value Co., Ltd., the parent company of One Bright KOBE Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Osaka, Director and
Representative Executive Officer and President Jun Shibuya) have entered into a business collaboration agreement to “create the future of the city center and waterfront area.” is concluded. Through this agreement, we will use the arena as a base to improve the ease of movement around the Sannomiya/Waterfront area, and through the social implementation of digital innovation, we will work on collaborative creation between industry, government, and academia using technology, and further enhance the city center/Waterfront area, which symbolizes the port district of Kobe. We will continue to work towards achieving revitalization.
One Bright KOBE Co., Ltd. Company Profile
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-Arena facility overview-
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Japan’s first waterfront arena surrounded by the sea 270 degrees, which is part of the city center/waterfront redevelopment project promoted by Kobe City. Smart Value Co., Ltd. (head office: Chuo-ku, Osaka, director and representative executive president Jun Shibuya), which handles administrative digitalization and smart cities centered on cloud services, and NTT Docomo, Inc. (head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, representative director and president) This is a privately constructed landmark project by a consortium of three companies, managed by Motoyuki Ii) and developed by NTT Urban Development Corporation (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Hiroshi Tsujigami).
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