Get informed about Fengtai Sports Center
Softball Field, venue for softball in Beijing Olympics 2008. The
information includes its location, statistics and seat capacity.
Fengtai Sports Center Softball Field
||Southwest of Beijing
Fengtai Sports Center Softball Field is hosting
all softball related events in Olympics, 2008. The Sports Centre is
located southwest of the city, about half an hour's drive from the
Olympic green, where the National Stadium is. The Center is one of
the venues renovated for the Olympics. The complex comprises of two
competition grounds and one for training, with new blue seats for
10,000 spectators in the main stadium. This is the last time
softball is making an appearance as an Olympic sport.
Floor area of the Sports Center is 15,570 square metre. Total
number of seats in the stadium is 10,000. Main stadium holds 5,000
seats while 3,500 are in the reserve stadium. The stadium has 5,000
temporary seats. Groundbreaking date of the venue was July 28, 2005.
Renovation process in Fengtai Sports Center took around one year.
Improvements include environmentally friendly and energy efficient
materials, such as using solar energy to heat water for athletes and
officials. The complex has two competition fields, two warm-up
fields, an auxiliary building and some temporary facilities. All
directives of International Olympic Committee (IOC) have been kept
in view when developing the centre for the Olympics. With loads of
hard work and expertise, the venue has been brought to the level of
the Olympics. After an year of large scale, the stadium wears a
completely different and fresh look now.
Prior to Olympics
Before the Olympics, the venue has hosted International Softball
Federation's (ISF) XI Women's World Championship as a part of 'Good
Luck Beijing' event.
The centre is located in southwest of Beijing. It is about five
kilometers from the Beijing West Railway Station and close to the
Western Fourth Ring road. The centre has a good parking lot too.