Shenzhen Bay Sports Center

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre Stadium
深圳湾体育中心
Spring Cocoon(春茧)
Shenzhen Bay Sports Center.jpg
Shenzhen Bay Sports Center from Shenzhen Bay Park
Location Nanshan, Shenzhen, Guangdong, People's Republic of China
Owner Shenzhen Government
Operator Shenzhen Sports Bureau
Capacity
20,000[1] (Stadium)
13,000 (Arena)
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 2011
Construction cost 2.3 billion RMB
Architect AXS Satow
Beijing Urban Engineering Design & Research Institute
Tenants
2011 Summer Universiade
Website
http://www.springcocoon.com/
Not to be confused with Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center.

Shenzhen Bay Sports Center (Simplified Chinese: 深圳湾体育中心) is a multi-use stadium in Shenzhen, China. It is used mostly for table tennis, swimming and football competitions. The stadium is known for hosting the opening ceremony and numerous competitions of the 2011 Summer Universiade. The stadium has a capacity of 20,000 spectators and the arena has a further 13,000.The Sports Center also hosts regular concerts.

International design competition for the building was held in early 2008 and preparatory work began already in November the same year. The foundations were laid in February 2009.The building was completed in mid-2011.The building consists of three arenas,a swimming pool,an indoor arena and multi-use stadium joined together as a whole by a large perforated external steel skin.Within the complex is also 30 storey office tower.[2][3]

The stadium is within walking distance from Houhai Station of Shenzhen metro and is at the proximity of the Nanshan Central Business District development.[4]

Panorama showing the full length of the sports center

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Belgrade Arena
Belgrade
Summer Universiade
opening ceremony

2011
Succeeded by
Kazan-arena
Kazan

Coordinates: 22°31′18″N 113°56′39″E / 22.521715°N 113.944273°E / 22.521715; 113.944273