Shenzhen Universidad Sports Centre
Shenzhen Universidad Sports Centre is located in the northeast of Shenzhen city, about 15 kilometers (9 miles) from city center. It is the main venue of 26th World University Summer Games held in 2011. The three main buildings: stadium, gymnasium and swimming pools are like three giant crystal stones floating on the Universidad Lake, which cooperate with the surrounding mountains and green lands harmoniously. When the lights are on at night, they are even more beautiful, like those coming out from the science fiction movies. Shenzhen Universidad Sports Centre have been a new landmark of Shenzhen.
The stadium of Shenzhen Universidad Sports Centre is in an elliptical axisymmetric structure, with a total construction area of about 130,000 square meters (156,196 square yards) and a capacity of 60,000 spectators. It can host various international-level events and large-scale singing and dancing performances. At the same time, its tracks and field have obtained IAAF Level 1 certification, which has met the requirements of the IAAF and FIFA competition standards.
The Gymnasium is composed of the main hall and two attached halls for athletes to warm up, with a total construction area of about 80,000 square meters (95,679 square yards) and a capacity of 18,000 spectators. It is one of the largest stadiums in China and is an indoor venue that can hold various indoor games including NBA basketball games. Sports events and other activities like ice skating, large shows, public gatherings and exhibitions can be held here.
The Main Gymnasium of Shenzhen Universidad Sports Centre has two highlights. First of all, the internal roof uses environmental protection sun visor, which can shield 99.8% of infrared and ultraviolet rays, making sure it is warm inside in winter and cool inside in summer. In addition, in order to make sure that all audience can watch the games closely, a set of six-sided bucket full-color screen is set directly above the center of the playing field, with a distance of only 60 meters (66 yards) to audience.
With a total floor area of about 43,000 square meters (51,428 square yards) and a height of 23.5 meters (26 yards), the Swimming Pool is built in accordance with the latest FINA standards, comparable to the Beijing National Aquatics Center “Water Cube". The windows of the Swimming Pool are actually movable shutters that can be opened. On a hot summer day, water vapor from the swimming pool evaporates through the shutters, therefore, the Swimming Pool is like a “Breathing House”.
The Swimming Pool is also a multi-functional water sports center, which can not only hold large-scale international events, but also provide the public a site for water entertainment, sports, leisure, fitness and others. The training pool is divided into shallow and deep water areas to meet the fitness needs of different people. The pool is equipped with the most advanced water treatment and purification system in the world, circulated 24 hours a day.
How to Get to Shenzhen Universidad Sports Centre
Take the Metro Line 3 and get off at Shenzhen Universidad Sports Centre Station, come out from Exit C, then walk towards northwest for about 1,000 meters (1,100 yards) to Shenzhen Universidad Sports Centre.
Take the city bus line M195/ M229/ M317/ M446/ Wan 782 and get off at Shenzhen Universidad Sports Centre Main Gymnasium station.
The city bus line E27/ E6/ M139/ M165/ M315/ M367/ M386/ M446/ M447 to go directly to Shenzhen Universidad Sports Centre.
Nearby Thing to Do
COCO Park, Longgang: This is one of the three Coco Parks in Shenzhen where visitors can go shopping, tasting delicious food, watching movies and enjoy other entertainment familities and service.