19th Asian Games / Preparation

Dragon Sports Center begins renovation for Asian Games

ezhejiang.gov.cn | Updated:2019-12-19

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A computer generated image of the renovated Dragon Sports Center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province [Photo/zj.zjol.com]

Renovations on the Dragon Sports Center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province started on Dec 18 in preparation for the 19th Asian Games, which will be held in the city in 2022.

The renovations, at a cost of 1.06 billion yuan ($151.36 million), are mainly being carried out on three stadiums and are expected to be completed in March 2021.

The sports center is one of the main venues of the 19th Asian Games. Football, gymnastics, trampoline and water polo events will be held in the center, as well as the track and field event of the 4th Asian Para Games.

A champions club and champions museum will also be built to showcase the achievements made in developing sports in Zhejiang province.

The Dragon Sports Center, built in 1997, is the largest stadium complex in the province, with more than 60,000 seats. It has received around 10. 5 million visitors over the past five years and has held 687 sports competitions.

The center will continue to focus on holding sports, cultural and entertainment activities after the 19th Asian Games, and will offer sports training and intelligent services.

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