Shanghai Indoor Stadium

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This article is about the indoor stadium in Shanghai. For the outdoor stadium "Shanghai Stadium", see Shanghai Stadium. For the metro station, see Shanghai Indoor Stadium Station.
Shanghai Indoor Stadium
上海体育馆
Shanghai Indoor Stadium
Location Shanghai, China
Owner Shanghai East Asia Sports & Culture Center
Capacity 10,000 (concerts)
12,000 (sports)
Surface Flooring
Construction
Built 1975
Opened 1976
Renovated 1999
2004
Tenants
Shanghai Dongfang Sharks

Shanghai Indoor Stadium (simplified Chinese: 上海体育馆; traditional Chinese: 上海體育館; pinyin: Shànghǎi Tǐyùguǎn) is a multi-purpose gymnasium, in Shanghai, China.

Hailed as a great feat of engineering at the time of its construction, the building is now considered dated and out-classed by newly constructed sporting facilities nearby. It is now used mostly for entertainment events, rather than sporting competitions.

Name[edit]

The Indoor Stadium is located close to Shanghai Stadium. The two facilities have very similar names in Chinese – the Indoor Stadium is literally called a "Sports Hall" (体育馆) while the Shanghai Stadium is called a "Sports Field" (体育场) – while in English their names differ only by the addition of "Indoor". This has been a source of confusion, especially after the opening of Shanghai Metro Line 4 with adjacent stations of these names.

When serving as a concert venue, it is often referred to as Shanghai Grand Stage (Shanghai Gymnasium) (Chinese: 上海大舞台). It is also the venue for the annual Shanghai Masters snooker championship, a major event on the international snooker calendar.

Notable events[edit]

Concerts by international performers

Domestic, Asian & Other Events

Inside the stadium

Transportation[edit]

Shanghai Indoor Stadium can be reached by taking Shanghai Metro Line 1 or Line 4 to the Shanghai Indoor Stadium station. The Caoxi Road Public Transport Hub as well as Caoxi Road Station, part of Metro Line 3, is located just to the south of it.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 31°11′0.10″N 121°26′0.78″E / 31.1833611°N 121.4335500°E / 31.1833611; 121.4335500