Beijing National Indoor Stadium

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]

National Indoor Stadium
Beijing National Indoor Stadium 2019 2.jpg
The National Indoor Stadium in December 2019
LocationOlympic Green, Beijing, China
Coordinates35°38′54″N 140°2′5″E / 35.64833°N 140.03472°E / 35.64833; 140.03472Coordinates: 35°38′54″N 140°2′5″E / 35.64833°N 140.03472°E / 35.64833; 140.03472
OwnerGovernment of the PRC
Capacity18,000 (sometimes with 2,000 temporary stands)[1]
SurfaceFlooring
Construction
Broke groundMay 30, 2005
OpenedNovember 26, 2007
Construction costyuan ¥650 million
USD $ 95 million
EUR € 65 million
ArchitectBeijing Institute of Technology Design
Beijing Urban Engineering Design & Research Institute
Tenants
Chinese Olympic Committee
Interior of the stadium. (August 2008)

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.

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