Shanghai Oriental Sports Center

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Shanghai Oriental Sports Centre
Shanghai Aquatic Sports Center
Oriental sports center.svg
Building information
CityShanghai, China
Coordinates31°9′34.44″N 121°28′22.33″E / 31.1595667°N 121.4728694°E / 31.1595667; 121.4728694Coordinates: 31°9′34.44″N 121°28′22.33″E / 31.1595667°N 121.4728694°E / 31.1595667; 121.4728694
Capacity18,000 (indoor arena)
5,000 (indoor swimming pool, seated)
5,000 (outdoor swimming pool, seated)
OpenedJuly 2011
Construction costyuan ¥2 billion
USD $ 313 million
EUR € 230 million
Architect(s)Gerkan, Marg and Partners
TenantsShanghai Skywalkers
Shanghai Oriental Sports Center

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[1] 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.

Indoor stadium[edit]

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.

Notable events[edit]


The arena was designed by German architecture firm GMP. The facility sits on a man-made lake that connects to the Huangpu River.[7] 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).[8][9] In the construction, the workers used 3,000 tons steel to build the architecture.


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  2. ^ "Official webpage of the 14th World Aquatics Championships". Archived from the original on 2012-01-02. Retrieved 2011-12-04.
  3. ^ Yiwen, Liang (31 December 2008). "Aquatic sports center begins construction". Shanghai Daily. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
  4. ^ "First Information" (PDF). ISU.
  5. ^ "LoL Esports". Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  6. ^ "LoL Esports". Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  7. ^ Keith, Braden (31 January 2010). "Shanghai 2011: Shanghai Oriental Sports Center". Archived from the original on 2 December 2010.
  8. ^ "Shanghai Oriental Sports Center". 8 July 2010.
  9. ^ "Photos about the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center". Retrieved 2011-12-04.

External links[edit]

Media related to Shanghai Oriental Sports Center at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Foro Italico
FINA World Aquatics Championships

Succeeded by
Palau Sant Jordi
Preceded by
Sheffield Arena
World Short Track Speed Skating Championships

Succeeded by
Főnix Hall
Preceded by
Capital Indoor Stadium
Cup of China

2011, 2012, 2014
Succeeded by
Capital Indoor Stadium
Preceded by
Saitama Super Arena
Saitama (city)
World Figure Skating Championships

Succeeded by
TD Garden