Beijing National Indoor Stadium

Architectural structure
39°59′41.21″N 116°23′2.25″E / 39.9947806°N 116.3839583°E / 39.9947806; 116.3839583Coordinates: 39°59′41.21″N 116°23′2.25″E / 39.9947806°N 116.3839583°E / 39.9947806; 116.3839583OwnerGovernment of the PRCCapacity18,000 (sometimes with 2,000 temporary stands)[1]SurfaceFlooringConstructionBroke groundMay 30, 2005OpenedNovember 26, 2007Construction costyuan ¥650 million
USD $ 95 million
EUR € 65 millionArchitectBeijing Institute of Technology Design
Beijing Urban Engineering Design & Research InstituteTenantsChinese Olympic Committee
Interior of the stadium. (August 2008)

The National Indoor Stadium[2] (official name) (simplified Chinese: 国家体育馆; traditional Chinese: 國家體育館; pinyin: Guójiā Tǐyùguǎn)[3] is an indoor stadium that is located in the Olympic Green in Beijing, China. The stadium has a capacity of 20,000 people,[citation needed] and was constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics. It is nicknamed the Fan (扇子, shànzi) due to its design resembling a traditional Chinese folding fan.

History

The stadium opened its doors on November 26, 2007, for the artistic Gymnastics test event. It is also used for basketball.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, it hosted the artistic gymnastics, trampolining, and handball events. After the Olympics, the stadium is used for sports competition, cultural and entertaining purposes, and serves as a multi-functional exercise center for local residents. In 2015 it hosted the ice hockey women's world championship Beijing 2015. The stadium was used for ice hockey during the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Beijing National Indoor Stadium - Olympic Garden - Beijing Olympics". Archived from the original on 2018-06-13. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  2. ^ "Travel". Archived from the original on 2018-02-11. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  3. ^ Official Beijing Olympics site, National Indoor Stadium Archived 2008-08-09 at the Wayback Machine

External links

  • Media related to Beijing National Indoor Stadium at Wikimedia Commons
  • Beijing National Indoor Stadium Official Website
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