Shanghai's Largest Sports Venue to be Built in Xujiahui

By Ilona Dielis, April 7, 2017

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Happy days for sports enthusiasts as Shanghai is set to create its largest public sports venue yet, and it will be open 24/7!

The 406,000 square meter sports complex will feature multiple venues, running tracks, green space and even a swimming pool. 

The current area houses Shanghai Stadium (home to Shanghai's SIPG Football Club), which will be revamped, while other buildings in the area will be renovated or demolished to make space for trees and jogging lanes. 

The neighboring Shanghai Gymnasium will be expanded and along with continuing to host sports like table tennis, volleyball and badminton, it will also host new events, such as cyber games, boxing and kickboxing. 

The swimming pool will also undergo renovations and serve as a training base for teens swimming and diving. It will remain open to the public as well.

Other new additions include, two ring-shaped running tracks which will be connected to the complexes four major venues. There will also be an underground 60,000 square meter venue for locals to participate in yoga, fencing, dancing and table tennis. Beautification to the area includes more grasslands, ponds and public plazas.

Special underground tunnels will contect subway Lines 1 and 11, as well as provide access to warm up fields.

[Image via Shanghai Daily]

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