Capital Indoor Stadium

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The indoor arena at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

The Capital Indoor Stadium (simplified Chinese: 首都体育馆; traditional Chinese: 首都體育館; pinyin: Shǒudū Tǐyùguǎn) is an indoor arena in Beijing, China that was built in 1968. It hosted matches between national table tennis teams of China and the United States in 1971; these matches were part of the exchange program known as ping pong diplomacy.[1]

Capital Indoor Stadium recently underwent a renovation and expansion that was completed in late 2007 for the 2008 Summer Olympics, where it hosted volleyball events.[2]

It was renovated in 2001 to become a venue for the 2001 Summer Universiade.

On 19 and 20 November 1999: Asian Tour No DoubtChage & Aska Asian Tour 1999. On 23 October 2010, the South Korean boy band, Super Junior held the 4th show of their tour Super Show 3 with a sold-out crowd of 14,500 people at the stadium.

It has a capacity of 17,345 and a floor space of 54,707 square meters expanded from the old 53,000.

The stadium hosted one of the first NBA games in China, hosted on October 17, 2004 in front of a sellout capacity of 17,903.[3] It also hosted the first-ever professional football game featuring all-stars from the Arena Football League to help promote the new AFL China league (now known as the China American Football League.[4]

On November 1 ,2014,2PM make 7,000 HOTTEST fans 'Go Crazy' during their recent world tour performance in Beijing. Korean group "2PM's" concert in China was well-received.The boys performed their hit songs such as "Heartbeat" and "Again & Again," putting their beastly charms and energy in full display. They also performed, "Hands Up," "10 out of 10," "Come Back When You Hear This Song," and "I'm Sorry,"

In addition to group performances, sub-unit groups of 2PM also held their own little performance such as Nichkhun and Junho's "Love is True," in addition to Taecyeon and Chansung's "Saying I Love You."[5]

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Coordinates: 39°56′19.70″N 116°19′16.20″E / 39.9388056°N 116.3211667°E / 39.9388056; 116.3211667