||Haidian District, Beijing
Capital Indoor Stadium, a renovated indoor
stadium in Haidian District of Beijing, would hold volleyball events
in Beijing Olympic 2008. Originally built in 1968, it underwent
major renovation and expansion for readying itself for the Olympic.
The renovation project imparted the stadium a fresh look with
enhanced capabilities. An array of functions was added to upgrade it
to the Olympic level. The stadium would host volleyball games in the
Floor space of Capital Indoor Stadium is 54,707 square meters,
expanded from the old 53,000. The stadium has the seat capacity of
After complete face-lifting works, Capital Indoor Stadium wears a
completely fresh look. All floor planks put up here have been
imported and manufactured according to the International Olympic
Committee (IOC) guidelines. The renovation has given the stadium
many more functions to meet Olympic demands. The competition court,
training courts and Games-time functional rooms have all been
renovated, with the ticket counter and registration center built
from scratch. The renovation project has extended the stadium's life
by 30 years. Now, it is even capable of enduring a major earthquake.
The renovated stadium is environment friendly and steps have been
taken for ozone layer protection.
Several handicap-accessible facilities have been built as part of
renovation. Some of these are an easy to use entrance and enlarged
toilets, and two special lifts. For wheelchair users, special
arrangements have been done.
Prior to Olympics
Before Olympics, the venue has hosted the Good Luck Beijing 2008
China Club Volleyball Tournament.
Stadium of Yesteryears
Capital Indoor Stadium has been a useful sport facility for table
tennis, badminton, volleyball, basketball and gymnastics
competitions, in addition to skating and ice hockey sports. In 2001,
it was a venue for World University Games.