The Gongshu Canal Asian Games Sports Park has passed the acceptance criteria of the organising committee of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 (HAGOC).
This marks the official completion of the new venue, which comprises the field hockey stadium and a gymnasium to host the table tennis competition and break dancing (breaking).
Gongshu Canal Asian Games Sports Park is located 26km from the Asian Games Village and has a land area of 467,800m2 and a gross floor area of 162,000m2.
The hockey stadium has a floor area of 8,697m2 and a seating capacity of 5,000, while the gymnasium has a floor area of 21,500m2 and a capacity of 6,500 seats.
The sports park has now opened and is one of 55 competition venues to host the 40 sports, 61 disciplines and 482 events of the 19th Asian Games, which will run from September 10-25, 2022 in Hangzhou and five co-host cities within Zhejiang province.
Breaking will be making its Asian Games debut ahead of its first appearance in the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024.
PSAM editor John Sheehan caught up with Yves De Cocker, Managing Director of PitchTecConcept, who explains how his company bridges the gap between sports organisations and the technology used in the playing surface industry.
The interview covers:
Yves 20+ years industry leading experience in the evolution of hybrid grass, trends he has noticed and some of the notable projects he has been involved with
The key reasons for Yves launching PitchTecConcept
Common mistakes often made with playing surface management
The steps he offers as a bridge between the industry and the end user
Advice to clubs looking to maximise their event calendars without compromising on the performance of their playing surface