With the Asia Pacific region offering an unrivalled number of sports venue development opportunities over the next eight years, we will feature a selection of projects in each edition of the weekly digest, which will also include any tender opportunities.
Literally billions of dollars-worth of projects are either already underway or due to commence in the Asia Pacific region over next 12 months, with the region to play host to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, 2019 Rugby World Cup and now both the 2020 Summer Olympic & Paralympic Games and 2022 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games.
To follow are details on just three of the region’s multitude of projects:
Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre
The Hangzhou Sports Park is a vibrant, pedestrian-centric recreation development currently under construction in the midst of Hangzhou, designed by NBBJ in collaboration and partnership with CCDI. Located on a 420,000sqm site on the Quian Tang riverfront, the primary architectural element is an 80,000-seat Olympic-sized stadium; which is currently the largest stadium planned for construction in China for the next ten years.
The Main Stadium is intended to host major national and international events, such as the China National Games, Asia Games, and even a possible future Olympic bid. The facility will also host regular football club play. The City of Hangzhou will be bidding for several international events in the coming years.
The Sports Park’s Tennis Centre is intended to be the counterpoint to the Main Stadium. It will feature several scales of spectator venues, support buildings and practice courts, and will be capable of hosting major international ATP events. The centrepiece will be the 10,000-seat Main Court.
The Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre project will be featured in our forthcoming Q3 edition of PanStadia & Arena Management magazine, which will be distributed at our ‘live’ event, Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific, as well as at the Soccerex Global Convention and FSB.
Shantou Sports Park
Designed by world-renowned American architect David Manica (MANICA Architecture), the Shantou University Sports Park will cover an area of 60,000sqm and will house a 52,000sqm state-of-the-art multipurpose sport, conference and entertainment complex.
The sports park will comprise of a 6,278-seat multi-use arena, a natatorium with Olympic-sized swimming pool, a conference centre, sport and fitness training facilities, a flexible grand conference hall, a 200-room boutique hotel and an underground car park.
With an investment of RMB560m provided by the Li Ka Shing Foundation of Hong Kong, construction of the Sports Park commenced in 2014, and is envisaged to be completed by 2016.
Shantou Sports Park General Manager, Greg Turner, together with architect David Manica and Star Events’ Roger Barrett, will give an in-depth project overview on Shantou Sports Park during Day 2, i.e. September 29, of our Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2015 event.
National Stadium of Cambodia
The first phase of the ‘Morodok Techno National Stadium Project’ in Phnom Penh, broke ground in 2013.
The 60,000-seat main stadium will be the centrepiece of the 2023 Cambodia SEA Games and will be completed in the next four to five years, with a Chinese grant covering the entire cost of the USD$100m project.
The National Sports Complex will also be located on the site and will feature a multipurpose arena, the Prek Phnov Stadium, which will include an Olympic swimming pool, an outdoor football pitch, a running track, tennis courts and dormitories for athletes.
You can watch a video giving a comprehensive overview of the project at: https://youtu.be/XFz-6cFBcU8
For any company interested in working in the region, next month’s Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2015 conference and exhibition is a must-attend event. For further information on speaker opportunities, exhibiting or attending, please go to: www.saevents.uk.com