Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 competition venues
As the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 approaches, many facilities have been established to host a multitude of sporting events. Here are three of the main venues for the Games.
The Binjiang Stadium is also called Small White Bowl by Hangzhou residents. [Photo/WeChat account: hzfbwx]
The Binjiang Stadium will host the badminton competitions for the Games and the 4th Asian Para Games.
Formerly a basketball court, the venue was transformed last year into a top-notch arena complete with referee lounges, medical rooms, equipment storage rooms, and barrier-free elevators.
The stadium has also completed the adjustment of spectator seats according to the requirements of the Games.
After the Games, Binjiang Stadium is expected to be opened to the public.
Xiaoshan Sports Center
The Xiaoshan Sports Center illuminated at night. [Photo/WeChat account: hzfbwx]
Established in 1989, the Xiaoshan District Culture, Tourism, and Sports Development Service Center, or Xiaoshan Sports Center, will host the football and weightlifting competitions during the Games.
Renovations of the sports center's interiors, landscaping, floodlights and power supply and distribution system commenced in 2019.
The outdoor stadium in the center of the complex can accommodate more than 10,000 spectators while its indoor stadium is capable of holding 1,700 spectators.
The running track and other fitness spaces around the center will be opened to the public after the Games.
Roller-Skating Center for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games
The roller-skating center for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. [Photo/WeChat account: hzfbwx]
Construction of the roller-skating center, which is the first facility in the country to have a roller-skating track with a double curved surface, was completed earlier this year.
Featuring a standard 200 meter × 7 meter speed skating rink, a 50 m × 25 m figure skating rink and 1,300 seats, the center will host the sliding plate and roller-skating competitions during the Games.