Budokan of Los Angeles


237-249 S. Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 90013

Projected 2016

The Budokan of Los Angeles will be a multi-purpose sports and activity center in Little Tokyo near the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. It will feature a gymnasium with two high school regulation sized basketball courts, community space and a roof-top park. In addition to sports such as basketball, volleyball, and marital arts, the facility will serve as a major venue for tournaments, special events and an array of community programming for all ages. The facility will fill a large void in overall recreational and green space for the Downtown area and will be open seven days a week. The Budokan of Los Angeles will enhance Little Tokyo's rich cultural diversity as well simulate the local economy.

Unit Mix




Development Team

Lead Developer LTSC CDC
Community Partner N/A
Equity Partner TBD
Architect Gruen Associates with the guidance of Mr. Hayahiko Takase
Contractor TBD

Project Financing

Predevelopment / Acquisition

    • Private Sources

Construction / Permanent

    • Private Sources
    • City of Los Angeles Proposition K Grant
    • State of California Department of Parks and Recreation Proposition 84 Grant
    • Office of Community Services Department of Health and Human Services Grant
    • Aratani Foundation