Know Laoshan Velodrome, a 250-metre Oval track,
scheduled to hold track cycling event in Beijing Olympics 2008. Get
informed about its location, seat capacity and other details.
||Laoshan, Shijingshan District, Beijing
Laoshan Velodrome, acclaimed for its excellent
design, is a 250-metre oval shaped track, located in the eastern
part of Beijing at Shijingshan District. Laoshan Velodrome is a
brand new venue for track cycling, exists near the fencing center of
the State Administration of Sport. The three-storey building would
host Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The venue is equipped with high-tech equipments. For the
Paralympics, the venue has a designated elevator to accommodate
athletes with a disability when they need to access the
basement-level athletes lounge, five meters below the competition
ground. the elevator is big enough to fit a stretcher in case of an
accident on the competition course.
The dome of the velodrome is arch-shaped. Its steel frame extends
from inside to outside as the annual rings of a tree. The length
between the smallest ring to the biggest ring is 60 meters, with
each ring linked by innumerable steel frames. The roof is fitted
with double-layer polycarbonate panels to let in ample amounts of
natural light into the building -- enough to light the building for
everyday purposes. No straight sunrays would fall on the cyclists.
The high-tech room could also let in fresh air.
Laoshan Velodrome has been designed by Schuermann Architects, known
for their design of several world-class venues.
The Laoshan Velodrome would be utilised for international and
national cycling competitions and training after the Olympic Games
The venue is 800 meters from the Bajiao Amusement Park stop of
Beijing Subway Line 1. It could also be reached via numerous public
bus routes. You could also take taxis or your own vehicle to the
place. Two parking lots in Laoshan could admit 270 cars during the