Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium

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Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium
Water Drop
Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium.jpg
Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium in April 2007
Location Tianjin, China
Owner Tianjin Government
Operator IRENA Group
Capacity 54,696
Built 2003–2007
Opened August 2007
Construction cost 1.5 billion RMB
Architect AXS Satow
Tianjin TEDA F.C.

The Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium (simplified Chinese: 天津奥林匹克中心体育场; traditional Chinese: 天津奧林匹克中心體育場; pinyin: Tiānjīn Àolínpǐkè Zhōngxīn Tǐyùchǎng), often colloquially referred to as the Water Drop (Chinese: 水滴; pinyin: Shuǐdī), is a stadium in Tianjin, China. Construction started in August 2003 and was completed in August 2007.

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.

Association football club Tianjin TEDA F.C. are the tenants of the Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium.


  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