Beijing National Indoor Stadium
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|Location||Olympic Green, Beijing, China|
|Broke ground||May 30, 2005|
|Owner||Government of the PRC|
|Construction cost||¥ 6.5 billion|
$ ? million
|Architect||Beijing Institute of Technology Design|
Beijing Urban Engineering Design & Research Institute
|Chinese Olympic Committee|
The Beijing National Indoor Stadium, also known as the National Indoor Stadium (simplified Chinese: 国家体育馆; traditional Chinese: 國家體育館; pinyin: Guójiā Tǐyùguǎn), is an indoor arena that is located in the Olympic Green in Beijing, China. The stadium was constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics. It is nicknamed the Fan (扇子, shānzi) due to its design resembling a traditional Chinese folding fan.
The stadium opened its doors on November 26, 2007 for the artistic Gymnastics test event.
At the 2008 Olympics, it hosted the Artistic Gymnastics, Trampolining, and Handball events. After the Olympics, the stadium can be used for sports competition, cultural and entertaining purposes, and will serve as a multi-functional exercise center for local residents.
The stadium has a capacity of 18,000 people.
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