Beijing National Indoor Stadium
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The National Indoor Stadium (official name) (simplified Chinese: 国家体育馆; traditional Chinese: 國家體育館; pinyin: Guójiā Tǐyùguǎn), is an indoor stadium that is located in the Olympic Green in Beijing, China. The stadium has a capacity of 20,000 people.
The National Indoor Stadium in December 2019
|Location||Olympic Green, Beijing, China|
|Owner||Government of the PRC|
|Capacity||18,000 (sometimes with 2,000 temporary stands)|
|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 stadium 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. It is also used for basketball. The stadium opened its doors on November 26, 2007 for the artistic Gymnastics test event.
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 will be used for ice hockey during the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
- Official Beijing Olympics site, National Indoor Stadium Archived 2008-08-09 at the Wayback Machine