Yellow Dragon Sports Center

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The Yellow Dragon Sports Centre Stadium is a stadium also used for cultural events such as music concerts and celebrations, located in the center of the city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Huanglong means "Yellow Dragon" in Chinese. It is the home of local football club Hangzhou Greentown F.C.

The center, built between 1997 and 2003, includes an association football stadium with a running track, an indoor arena, outdoor track and field practice facility, a sports hotel, a press center, and other facilities for sports such as rhythmic gymnastics, tennis, diving and chess.

The stadium is one of the main sports venues in Hangzhou, together with the 14,000-capacity Jianggan District Culture and Sports Centre Stadium and the 80,000-capacity Hangzhou Sports Park Stadium.

Yellow Dragon Stadium[edit]

Yellow Dragon Sports Centre Stadium
Huanglong
Hangzhou-yellow-dragon-stad.jpg
Full name Yellow Dragon Sports Centre Stadium
Location Hangzhou, China
Coordinates 30°16′06″N 120°07′44″E / 30.2683°N 120.1290°E / 30.2683; 120.1290
Capacity 52,672
Surface Grass
Opened 2000
Tenants
Hangzhou Greentown F.C.

Yellow Dragon Stadium or Huanglong Stadium (Chinese: 杭州黄龙体育场) is an outdoor association football stadium and the main feature of the Yellow Dragon Sports Center. The facility seats 51,000 people and was completed in 2000. It is used by the local football team and was one of the venues of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2007 held in September 2007, for group phase games and the Brazil-USA semifinal. It was referred to by FIFA as Hangzhou Dragon Stadium.

The structure is circular in shape and has a partial roof covering the seating sections that is supported by two dual suspension towers on opposing ends of the stadium.

Yellow Dragon Gymnasium[edit]

Yellow Dragon Gymnasium or Huanglong Gymnasium is an indoor arena seating 8,000 people, which was officially put into service on 21 September 2003. It was constructed at a cost of 160 million RMB (roughly 19 million USD).[1] The arena can accommodate figure skating and ice hockey, as well as a variety of indoor sports. It is also used for music concerts.

It is adjacent to the stadium in the northeast direction. This was originally designed by Soviet Experts in 1950s and endorsed by Later Premier Zhou Enlai. When Zhou Enlai visited Hangzhou in the early 1970s, he repeated this plan to local officials.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stadium put into use". (An article about unveiling the Gymnasium and a picture of it). Archived from the original on 2007-09-24. Retrieved 2007-09-25. 

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Coordinates: 30°16′06″N 120°07′44″E / 30.2683°N 120.1290°E / 30.2683; 120.1290