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Chengdu’s new landmark “FLYING saucer” stadium

The professional venue is an important carrier of a high-level competition. New York’s Madison Square Garden, Louisiana’s Super Dome, the Bird’s Nest for the Beijing Olympics… Every arena is popular for international competitions. In preparation for the Universiade, one of the most important tasks for Chengdu is to build the venues. As a result, Chengdu has the “flying saucer” which is becoming a new landmark, the Phoenix Mountain Sports Park which is like a flying phoenix spreading its wings, and the multi-sports stadiums which are distributed all over the city to undertake different functions.

For meeting the Universiade, total 49 venues was set up in Chengdu. Including the main venue “flying saucer”, thirteen new stadiums, including the Fenghuang mountain Sports Park, are under construction, while the remaining 36 are being renovated. Longquan Middle School Gymnasium and Chengdu National key table tennis school gymnasium have been completed ahead of schedule. Many people are paying attention to the completion of “FLYING saucer”. In fact, although the “FLYING saucer” is still being built, but its main structure has been completed, from a distance, has been a stunning large landmark. But maybe a lot of people don’t know yet, the donganhu Sports Park, where the “FLYING saucer” is located, finally, the present construction plan has been formed after many rounds of competition and repeated modifications after a global soliciting of design proposals. The goal of its creation is to be world-class.

According to the plan, Dong’an Lake Sports Park is building a “three pavilions in one venue”. The “one venue” is a 40,000-seat sports complex, that is “flying saucer”. “three pavilions” are 18,000 multi-functional gymnasiums, 5,000 swimming and diving gymnasiums and comprehensive small stadiums. They will take on the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as gymnastics and swimming events during the Games.

What’s more, after the match, it will be built into a world-class sports and cultural complex. In addition to hosting large-scale sports events at home and abroad, it will also meet the functional requirements of large-scale performing arts, comprehensive exhibitions, mass fitness, sports training, tourism and other functions.