The idea of a multipurpose sports and activities complex in Little Tokyo first emerged from a community planning meeting in 1994. LTSC has spearheaded this community‐driven effort for over two decades to identify a suitable site, raise funds, and design a facility that meets local needs and priorities.
The Budokan will provide a vibrant and safe space for community residents to participate in sports programs, after‐school programs, senior programs, health and wellness activities, arts and culture programs and a wide array of special events. Programming at the facility is expected to occur 15 hours per day, seven days a week, and will support an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 visits annually. Construction of the 61,000 SF facility is expected to begin in January 2018 and be completed in June 2019.