Olympics
Olympic Sports Center Stadium will serve as the venue for equestrian and running of the Modern Pentathlon event during the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.

Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Beijing

Location Beijing
Competition Modern Pentathlon (running and equestrian)
Seating Capacity 40,000


Olympic Sports Center Stadium
Olympic Sports Center Stadium, a renovated structure in Beijing, will serve as the venue for equestrian and running of the Modern Pentathlon event during the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. Having the total area of 34,975 sq meters, the stadium has the capacity of seating 40,000 spectators. The stadium would host the events of modern pentathlon, running and equestrian.

Good Luck Beijing Events
As part of the Good Luck Beijing Events, Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final and Handball International Tournament have been played in the Olympic Sports Center Stadium.

Seating Capacity
Olympic Sports Center Stadium has the seating capacity of 40,000 and all this capacity is permanent.

Statistics
The total area of the stadium is 34,975 sq meters. The renovation of the stadium took 17 months to complete.

Architecture
Post refurbishment, the Olympic Sports Center Stadium wears a grand look. The bronze statues of running athletes symbolize the forthcoming event. Services of top construction and design firms in the world have been utilized for the refurbishment of the structure.

Prior to Renovation
The National Olympic Sports Center Stadium, established in 1990, once held the 11th Beijing Asian Games. It was considered outstanding with its advanced facilities. With passage of time, the splendid stadium started looking old. The renovation has given the stadium a new, vibrant look.

Free Opening for Visitors
The centre was open freely for visitors on June 6, 7th and 8th 2008. Visitors were allowed to experience personally the venues for the different sports events to be held. As per the rules of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) all Olympic venues have to be closed during the 60 days running up to the opening of the Olympic Games. So this was the only time the people could see the venue prior to Olympics.