January 26, 2021

Activity at Pyongyang’s May Day Stadium hints at August start for mass games

Floor covering installed in recent days, imagery shows, as public practices have reportedly increased this month

Preparations are underway at North Korea’s May Day Stadium to host this year’s “mass games” propaganda event, satellite imagery shows, suggesting the show could begin as early as next month. 

The field of May Day Stadium was on July 9 in the process of being covered in white protective material that has been used for the events since 2018, Planet Labs medium-resolution satellite imagery shows.