Shanghai Oriental Sports Center
|Shanghai Aquatic Sports Center|
|Capacity||18,000 (indoor arena) |
5,000 (indoor swimming pool, seated)
5,000 (outdoor swimming pool, seated)
|Construction cost||yuan ￥2 billion|
USD $ 313 million
EUR € 230 million
|Architect(s)||Gerkan, Marg and Partners|
The Shanghai Oriental Sports Center (Simplified Chinese: 上海东方体育中心), also known as the Shanghai Aquatic Sports Center, is a sports venue that started construction on December 30, 2008 and was completed in late 2010.
The center has an indoor arena named Indoor Stadium seating 18,000, an indoor swimming pool seating 5,000, and an outdoor swimming pool also seating 5,000. The Shanghai Oriental Sports Center is close to Huangpu River, next to Expo Park in Shanghai's Pudong New Area. The total investment was two billion yuan. The center is situated near the Oriental Sports Center station on the Shanghai Metro.
The main venue at the sports complex is the Indoor Stadium, used for the home games of the arena football club Shanghai Skywalkers. It has a capacity of 18,000 and it is used for various events, like arena football, speed skating, basketball, mixed martial arts, figure skating, swimming and eSports.
- 14th World Aquatics Championships  from July 16–31, 2011.
- 2012 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships.
- 2014 FINA Diving World Cup.
- 2015 World Figure Skating Championships 23–29 March 2015
- Road FC 27
- 2016 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational
- 2017 League of Legends World Championship Semifinals
The arena was designed by German architecture firm GMP. The facility sits on a man-made lake that connects to the Huangpu River. The sport center's area is 34.75 hectares (85.9 acres); the floor space is 163,800 square metres (1,763,000 sq ft). In the construction, the workers used 3,000 tons steel to build the architecture.
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