Providing an environment where everyone can enjoy sports regardless disabilities. Adachi City General Sports Center
The Adachi City General Sports Center (Tokyo,Japan) is managed and operated by Mizuno and has a facility called the Special Cruyff Court where people of all physical abilities can enjoy sports.
Special Cruyff Courts are barrier-free, multi-purpose sports facilities that have been established in various countries by the Johan Cruyff Foundation*1, which was founded by former Dutch professional football player Johan Cruyff. The Adachi City*2 General Sports Center is the location of the first Special Cruyff Court in Asia.
*1 A foundation established in 1997 by former Dutch professional football player Johan Cruyff with the goal of providing children with opportunities to enjoy sports.
*2 In 2017, Adachi City launched a joint project with the Netherlands called “Game Changer Project” which is advancing initiatives to solve social issues in the community through the power of para-sports.
The area surrounding the Special Cruyff Court features step-free gateways, braille blocks, and other features that improve accessibility for people who use wheelchairs or have visual impairments. Its 600 square meter hard court is paved entirely with rubber chips, making it easy to use for people who use wheelchairs.
The Special Cruyff Court provides a broad range of sports experiences by regularly offering programs that allow people of all physical abilities to participate, including Boccia, a para-sport and korfball, a sport that originated in the Netherlands.
By providing spaces and programs that allow everyone to enjoy sports together, Mizuno is creating an environment in which people can recognize each other’s differences to build mutual understanding.