Get informed about China Agricultural University
Gymnasium, venue for wrestling in Beijing Olympics 2008, including its
location, statistics and seat capacity.
China Agricultural University Gymnasium
||China Agricultural University (East Campus)
|Total land surface
||23,950 sq m
The China Agricultural University Gymnasium is an
indoor arena, made for holding wrestling competitions in the 29th
Olympiad, located in the East Campus of China Agricultural
University. The gymnasium will also play host to the volleyball
seating competition during the Beijing Paralympic Games. The venue
covers an area of 23,950 square metres. Construction of the
gymnasium commenced in the first half of 2005. It was ready for
public use in July 2007.
Seating Capacity of the China Agricultural University Gymnasium is
8,200 which would be reduced to 6000 after the Olympics.
The Gymnasium's rooftop has a staggered, stair-like design, giving
it a peculiar look. Natural lighting in daytime is a prime feature
of the venue. Panes of glass separate the roof's step-design which
could be automatically adjusted to allow for ventilation and to add
natural lighting. The skylights provide enough lighting for daytime
activities in the cloudy weather.
Three mats would be available for the wrestling competitions. An
auxiliary training lobby will also be available for athletes during
the Olympics. The lobby was actually a swimming pool which was
backfilled with sand for the Olympics games purpose. The athletes
could take a bath in geothermal water found in the university area.
When the Olympics are over, the venue would be turned into a
multi-functional facility for students of the China Agricultural
University. Neighborhood residents would also be able to use the
facility. Sports competitions for the games like badminton, table
tennis, gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, handball and indoor
football would be organized in the stadium. The auxiliary training
lobby will revive its original function as an indoor swimming pool.
Thus the venue would continue serving the community even after the