- Capital Indoor Stadium
The Capital Indoor Stadium (zh-s|s=首都体育馆) is an indoor arena in
Beijing, Chinathat was built in 1968. It hosted matches between national table tennisteams of China and the United Statesin 1971; these matches were part of the exchange program known as " ping pong diplomacy"cite web|url=http://montaniglobal.com/ping_pong_diplomacy_time1971.html|accessdate=2008-08-22|title=The Ping Heard Round the World|date=1971-04-26|publisher= Time] .
Capital Indoor Stadium recently underwent a renovation and expansion that was completed in late
2007for the 2008 Summer Olympics, where it is hosting volleyballevents.
It was renovated in 2001 to become a venue for the World University Games.
It has a capacity of 17,345 and a floor space of 54,707 square meters expanded from the old 53,000.
The stadium hosted one of the first
NBAgames to China, hosted on October 17, 2004in front of a sellout capacity of 17,903. [ [http://www.nba.com/europelive2008/facts.html NBA’S INTERNATIONAL GAMES FACT SHEET] ]
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