Shenzhen Bay Sports Center
Shenzhen Bay Sports Center is a multi-use stadium in Shenzhen, China. It is used mostly for table tennis, swimming and football competitions. The stadium is known for hosting the opening ceremony and numerous competitions of the 2011 Summer Universiade. The stadium has a capacity of 20,000 spectators and the arena has a further 13,000.The Sports Center also hosts regular concerts.
International design competition for the building was held in early 2008 and preparatory work began already in November the same year. The foundations were laid in February 2009.The building was completed in mid-2011.The building consists of three arenas, a swimming pool, an indoor arena and multi-use stadium joined together as a whole by a large perforated external steel skin.Within the complex is also 30 storey office tower.
The stadium is within walking distance from Houhai Station of Shenzhen metro and is at the proximity of the Nanshan Central Business District development.