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National Indoor Stadium
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The National Indoor Stadium in December 2019
Location Olympic Green, Beijing, China
Owner Government of the People's Republic of China
Capacity 18,000 (sometimes with 2,000 temporary stands)[1]
Surface Flooring
Broke ground May 30, 2005
Opened November 26, 2007
Construction cost yuan ¥650 million
USD $ 95 million
EUR € 65 million
Architect Beijing Institute of Technology Design
Beijing Urban Engineering Design & Research Institute
Chinese Olympic Committee

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.

The stadium 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. It is also used for basketball. The stadium opened its doors on November 26, 2007 for the artistic Gymnastics test event.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, it hosted the Artistic Gymnastics, Trampolining, and 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 will be used for ice hockey during the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.


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