Learn about Fencing Hall of National Convention
Center, venue for Modern Pentathlon in Beijing Olympics 2008. Sports of
fencing and shooting will be played at this venue.
Fencing Hall of National Convention Center
||Modern Pentathlon (fencing and shooting)
Fencing Hall of National Convention Center,
located at Olympic Green in Beijing, is hosting Modern Pentathlon
(fencing and shooting) in Beijing Olympics 2008. The venue would be
holding preliminary and final competitions of the event. It will
also play a role in Paralympic, hosting the Wheelchair Fencing and
Boccia events. The Fencing Hall will witness a large number of
reporters due to its location near the International Broadcasting
Center (IBC) and Main Press Center (MPC).
Floor area of the venue is 6400 square metre. Seating capacity of
the venue is 6000. However, after the Olympics, these seats will be
removed. The fencing hall has a roof spanning 81 meters.
Know the Venue
The fencing training gymnasium is situated on the first floor
banquet hall of the National Conference Center. The game-management
rooms have been made on the second floor. The formal competition
venue is located on the fourth floor. The venue includes a training
hall for fencing, event management offices, warm-up facilities, and
an official competition hall. It is equipped with ten fencing lanes
and 36 shooting targets. Green features have been incorporated in
the venue resulting in energy savings and water conservation. The
venue has earned acclaim for its worldwide compatibility.
Pre Olympic Games
Prior to Olympics, Good Luck Beijing 2007 Modern Pentathlon World
Cup Final have been held in the Centre.
Post Olympic Use
After the Olympics, the venue will be converted into a large
conference hall having capacity for 6,000 people. The fencing
competition and warm-up facilities will be converted into a
3,000-person banquet room. Thus, the use objective of the venue will
completely change after the Olympics. The conference room will be
just second to the current Great Hall of the People.