Get informed about Shenyang Olympic Stadium,
venue for Football in Beijing Olympics 2008. The multipurpose venue,
built with great speed, is the most modern and visually stunning sports
stadium in Shenyang's history.
Shenyang Olympic Stadium
Shenyang Olympic Stadium, one of the four
football venues in the co-host cities, is hosting 12 football
preliminary matches during the Olympics 2008. The grass in the
stadium is a variety which grows in cold climates, suiting the
winter in northeast China. The multipurpose venue, built with great
speed, is the most modern and visually stunning sports stadium in
Shenyang's history. The stadium, which has been dubbed 'Crystal
Crown', gives panoramic visual view at night.
Shenyang Olympic Stadium has a land surface of 150,000 square
meters. The sporting complex has the seat capacity of 60,000 people.
It includes a 10,000-seat gymnasium, a 4,000-seat swimming pool
complex and a 4,000-seat tennis field. The stadium has been
developed with incredible speed.
Sunlight panels and glasses at the stadium's roof ensure sufficient
indoor light. Two large display screens have been set up at the two
stands, measuring 192 square meters each ensuring clear visuals of
the matches for the spectators. The stadium is praised for its turf,
lighting system, chairs and VIP lounge. Rainfall does not cause any
inconvenience in the stadium as the roofs can be fully deployed.
The design of the VIP lounge imparts privacy and comfort. The VIPs
can use the chairs outside the lounge to watch the competitions and
have meetings behind the glass screen. The lounge is also equipped
with a restroom.
The stadium is the centerpiece of a sporting complex. New
technologies have been applied to help with structural problems. The
stadium is made up of concrete steel structure. The stadium has two
spectator stands, having the capacity of 30,000 each.
Pre Olympics Games
The stadium hosted a test event as a part of preparation for the
Olympics in July, 2007. It hosted the matches 2007 International
Women's Football Tournament.