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November 2, 2020
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Tokyo, Japan, November 2, 2020—Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., a leading global real estate company headquartered in Tokyo, announced today that it has obtained the naming rights to an ice-skating rink which it will welcome to the Mitsui Fudosan Logistics Park Funabashi compound located in Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture, and will name the facility MITSUI FUDOSAN ICE PARK FUNABASHI (“the facility”; manager: Patine Leisure Inc.). The facility, which is scheduled to open on Sunday, December 13, 2020, will help further enliven the Funabashi area by generating activity in collaboration with nearby Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport TOKYO-BAY, operated by Mitsui Fudosan.
MITSUI FUDOSAN ICE PARK FUNABASHI will be a fully equipped ice-skating rink that is privately owned and operated year-round. It features two stand-alone rinks: A Rink (60 m x 30 m), which is compliant with the standards of the International Skating Union, and B Rink (24 m x 38 m), which will serve as a practice area. Starting from next spring, Mitsui Fudosan plans to open the MF Figure Skate Academy. The academy will offer an athlete course to train professional athletes who can go out into the world and perform at international competitions and a life course that is intended to improve the skills and support the environment of those who love ice-skating as a lifelong sport. Based on this two-course structure, the academy will become a school to popularize ice-skating so that it can be enjoyed by people of all ages from beginners to professional athletes.
Mitsui Fudosan has been promoting business to create attractive neighborhoods and realize a sustainable society based on the idea that these neighborhoods will mature and increase in value as time passes. The Company views sports as having a major role in connection with communities and community building, and works on creating neighborhoods that utilize the power of sports. It identifies with Patine Leisure Inc.’s philosophy of creating community-based ice-skating rinks that can be casually enjoyed by anyone, and has decided to welcome the rink after considering its potential for energizing the local community and promoting sports as a facility where people from a wide range of age groups, from children to adults, can enjoy ice sports. Mitsui Fudosan views the facility as a function that will generate even more activity and attractiveness in the future in the neighborhood creation that the Company has undertaken so far in Funabashi City.
Mitsui Fudosan plans to set up a green space with an area of approx. 20,000㎡ around the facility in the hope that it will become a new symbol of the town and an interaction space for the community together with the facility. The Company also aims to create an even more attractive neighborhood by providing an environment in which many people participate in sports by, for instance, offering free admission and complimentary tickets to residents of Funabashi City.
Location of facilities
Perspective drawing of facility
*pective drawing is subject to change
|Name||MITSUI FUDOSAN ICE PARK FUNABASHI|
|Location||Section of 2-1-53 Hamacho, Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture|
|Access||15 minutes on foot from Minami Funabashi Station on the JR Keiyo Line
12 minutes by car from the Yatsufunabashi IC
|Total floor area||Approx. 59,000 ft2 (approx. 5,448 m2)|
|Rink scale||Twin stand-alone rink
Rink A: 60 m x 30 m
Rink B: 24 m x 38 m
|Schedule||Scheduled completion date: November 30, 2020
Scheduled opening date: December 13, 2020
|Facility manager Building owner||Patine Leisure Inc.|
|Architect/builder||JFE Civil Engineering & Construction Corp.|
|Property owner||Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.|
|Facility manager’s website||http://lp-skate.com/ （Japanese）|
|Facility website||http://mf-ice.com/ （Japanese）|
The Mitsui Fudosan Group aims for a society that enriches both people and the planet under the principles of coexist in harmony with society, link diverse values and achieve a sustainable society, and advances business with an awareness of the environment (E), society (S) and governance (G), thus promoting ESG management. By further accelerating its ESG management, the Group will realize Society 5.0, which the Japanese government has been advocating, and contribute significantly to achieving the SDGs.
*The initiatives covered in this press release are contributing to two of the UN's SDGs.
|Goal3||Good Health and Well-Being|
|Goal11||Sustainable Cities and Communities|