China is re-emerging as one of the world’s top global sports event hosting nations, after being awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics and the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup for Men earlier this month, and all in the space of just eight days.
Now, as Beijing hosts the IAAF World Athletics Championships, and with a Chinese bid for the Asian Games in 2022 also declared last week, China is back.
Many experts are also predicting that the country will soon put forward a FIFA World Cup bid.
Just as China is re-emerging as a powerhouse in the world’s top sporting events, so is the entire Asia Pacific region, which will also play host to the 2018 Winter Olympics, 2018 Commonwealth Games, 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Summer Olympics, to name but a few. This had led to a huge surge in sports venue development projects in this part of the world.
Next month’s Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2015 event – PanStadia & Arena Management magazine’s ‘live’ conference & exhibition – is set to provide the perfect platform to learn more about the regions projects, by meeting with the architects, venue representatives, etc., in one of the region’s showcase venues, the Singapore Sports Hub.
Image: The Hangzhou Olympic Sports Park – which will be featured in our forthcoming Q3 edition of PanStadia & Arena Management – is nearing completion in the Chinese city. The centrepiece will be the 80,000-seat stadium (pictured above); currently the largest stadium planned for construction in China for the next ten years. Courtesy: NBBJ.