Beijing Wukesong Sports Center Baseball Field,
host of baseball competition in Olympics 2008, includes two competition
fields and one training field. Learn all about the stadium here.
Beijing Wukesong Sports Center Baseball Field
Beijing Wukesong Sports Center Baseball Field is
an indoor stadium developed for baseball competition in Beijing
Olympic 2008. One of the largest buildings in the west of the city,
the Sports Center is located on the western part of the Western
Fourth Ring Road. The Centre spreads over an area of 63,000 square
meters. The baseball field includes two competition fields and one
While the Indoor Stadium can alone has seat capacity of 18,000
people, the fields can accommodate up to 15,000 people. Under the
stadium's seats, there is an air intake. These comfortable seats
have been designed according to human-body engineering. These are
dustproof and static-free. Disabled-friendly seats have been placed
in every part of the viewing area. Barrier-free passages have been
made for the disabled to get to their seats.
Environmentally friendly materials like epoxy colophony have been
used in making the stadium's floors. The stadium's exterior features
light, delicate and translucent laminated glass which also reduces
ultraviolet radiation. High-tech glass walls ensure that the stadium
need not be lighted in daytime. Reams of black tarp, made of
biodegradable materials, have been used to cover the dusty ground.
Air quality monitoring equipment has been installed to ensure that
there is no harm to environment.
Pre Olympic Games
In March 2008, the stadium held the MLB China Series. Games were
held between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, marking
the first time Major League Baseball teams play in China.
After the Games, the Sports Center is expected to become one of the
major sports centers for the people of West Beijing. It will exist
as a remembrance of the international event. The venue will also be
home to exhibitions and theater festivals providing entertainment to
the people. It would be a centre of culture, sports, leisure and
recreation and commercial activities.