Tianjin Olympic Center

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Tianjin Olympic Centre
天津奥林匹克中心
Water Drop
Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium.jpg
Tianjin Olympic Center in April 2007
LocationTianjin, China
OwnerTianjin Government
OperatorIRENA Group
Capacity54,696
Construction
Built2003–2007
OpenedAugust 2007
Construction cost1.5 billion RMB
ArchitectAXS Satow
Tenants
Tianjin TEDA F.C.
Tianjin Quanjian F.C.

The Tianjin Olympic Center (simplified Chinese: 天津奥林匹克中心; traditional Chinese: 天津奧林匹克中心; pinyin: Tiānjīn Àolínpǐkè Zhōngxīn), often colloquially referred to as the Water Drop (Chinese: 水滴; pinyin: Shuǐdī), is a sports complex with a multi-use stadium in Tianjin, China. Construction started in August 2003 and was completed in August 2007. Association football clubs Tianjin TEDA F.C. and Tianjin Quanjian F.C. are the tenants of the Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium.

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 54,696 seats. It as a length of 380 metres (1,250 ft), a width of 270 metres (890 ft), 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 1.5 billion Yuan. The architects were AXS Satow.[1]

In 2011, the venue hosted a football match between Tianjin TEDA F.C. and the Spanish side Real Madrid.[2]

The stadium houses sports facilities, exhibition halls, conference rooms and gyms. It also has the capacity for entertainment and shopping complexes. American singer and recording artist Mariah Carey performed The Elusive Chanteuse Show in the stadium on 17 October 2014 and thus making her as the only international artist to have visited Tianjin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "天津オリンピックセンタースタジアム" [Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium]. AXS Satow. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  2. ^ Mark Jones (2017-04-02). "Barcelona lose Facebook battle to Real Madrid - despite bombarding fans with desperate direct messages". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 2018-04-29.

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