Beijing National Indoor Stadium

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National Indoor Stadium
The National Indoor Stadium
Location Olympic Green, Beijing, China
Owner Government of the PRC
Capacity 18,000 (sometimes with 2,000 temporary stands)[1]
Surface Flooring
Broke ground May 30, 2005
Opened November 26, 2007
Construction cost

yuan ¥650 million
USD $ 95 million
EUR € 65 million

architect = Beijing Institute of Technology Design
Beijing Urban Engineering Design & Research Institute
Chinese Olympic Committee

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 was constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics. It is nicknamed the Fan (扇子, shānzi) due to its design resembling a traditional Chinese folding fan. It is also used for basketball.

The stadium opened its doors on November 26, 2007 for the artistic Gymnastics test event.

At the 2008 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.

The stadium has a capacity of 18,000 people.[citation needed]


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  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

Coordinates: 39°59′41.21″N 116°23′2.25″E / 39.9947806°N 116.3839583°E / 39.9947806; 116.3839583

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