Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium

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Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium
天津奥林匹克中心体育场
Water Drop
Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium in April 2007
Location Tianjin, China
Opened 2007
Owner Tianjin Government
Construction cost 1.5 billion RMB
Architect AXS Satow
Capacity 54,696
Tenants
Tianjin Teda FC

The Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium (simplified Chinese: 天津奥林匹克中心体育场; traditional Chinese: 天津奧林匹克中心體育場; pinyin: Tiānjīn Àolínpǐkè Zhōngxīn Tǐyùchǎng), often colloquially referred to as the Water Drop (Chinese: 水滴; pinyin: Shuǐdī), is a stadium in Tianjin, China. Construction started in August 2003 and was completed in August 2007.

The stadium hosted games for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup and Football preliminaries at the 2008 Summer Olympics. It covers 78,000 square meters and has a capacity of 60,000. It as a length of 380 meters, a width of 270 meters, and a height of 53 meters. The stadium is nicknamed "The Water Drop" because the outside of the venue was designed to resemble a drop of water. The stadium cost nearly 1,500,000,000 Yuan to build. The architects were AXS Satow.[1]

The stadium houses sports facilities, exhibition halls, conference rooms and gyms. It also has the capacity for entertainment and shopping complexes.

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Coordinates: 39°4′24.4″N 117°10′9.8″E / 39.073444°N 117.169389°E / 39.073444; 117.169389