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National Indoor Stadium
Beijing National Indoor Stadium 2019 2.jpg
The National Indoor Stadium in December 2019
LocationOlympic Green, Beijing, China
Coordinates39°59′41.21″N 116°23′2.25″E / 39.9947806°N 116.3839583°E / 39.9947806; 116.3839583Coordinates: 39°59′41.21″N 116°23′2.25″E / 39.9947806°N 116.3839583°E / 39.9947806; 116.3839583
OwnerGovernment of the PRC
Capacity18,000 (sometimes with 2,000 temporary stands)[1]
Broke groundMay 30, 2005
OpenedNovember 26, 2007
Construction costyuan ¥650 million
USD $ 95 million
EUR € 65 million
ArchitectBeijing Institute of Technology Design
Beijing Urban Engineering Design & Research Institute
Chinese Olympic Committee
Interior of the stadium. (August 2008)
Interior of the stadium. (August 2008)

The National Indoor Stadium[2] (official name) (simplified Chinese: 国家体育馆; traditional Chinese: 國家體育館; pinyin: Guójiā Tǐyùguǎn)[3] is an indoor stadium that is located in the Olympic Green in Beijing, China. The stadium has a capacity of 20,000 people,[citation needed] and was constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics. It is nicknamed the Fan (扇子, shànzi) 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. It is also used for basketball.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, it hosted the artistic gymnastics, trampolining, and handball events. After the Olympics, the stadium is used for sports competition, cultural and entertaining purposes, and serves as a multi-functional exercise center for local residents. In 2015 it hosted the ice hockey women's world championship Beijing 2015. The stadium was used for ice hockey during the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

See also


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-06-13. Retrieved 2017-03-13.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  3. ^ Official Beijing Olympics site, National Indoor Stadium Archived 2008-08-09 at the Wayback Machine