The stadium and the swimming and diving hall at Xi'an Olympic Sports Center - the main venue of the 14th National Games in 2021 - passed their acceptance tests and were put into use on July 1.
An aerial view of Xi'an Olympic Sports Center, the main venue of the 14th National Games. [Photo/Xi'an municipal government's WeChat public account]
Following the gymnasium's acceptance on May 30, this marked the completion of the largest sports center in Northwest China, laying a foundation for the successful staging of the 14th National Games.
Located in Xi'an International Trade and Logistics (ITL) Park, the sports center covers a total construction area of 520,500 square meters, with a total investment of 7.9 billion yuan ($1.12 billion).
The swimming and diving hall of Xi'an Olympic Sports Center. [Photo/Xi'an municipal government's WeChat public account]
Starting construction on Oct 9, 2017, it includes a stadium that can accommodate 60,000 people, a gymnasium with 18,000 seats, as well as a swimming and diving hall with 4,000 seats.
It will undertake the opening and closing ceremonies of the 14th National Games, as well as important competitions such as track and field, gymnastics, swimming and diving.
The Xi'an Olympic Sports Center stadium. [Photo/Xi'an municipal government's WeChat public account]
It is the first domestic sports center with full 5G network coverage. It also features six intelligent systems and 63 subsystems, which have been installed to establish a comprehensive intelligent command platform, integrating sports competition, viewing experience, media broadcasting, full services and intelligent security.
In addition, after the 14th National Games ends, it will not only hold international games, exhibitions and conferences but also meet the fitness needs of nearby cities, becoming a multi-functional sports center.