Capital Indoor Stadium

Capital Indoor Stadium

The Capital Indoor Stadium (zh-s|s=首都体育馆) is an indoor arena in Beijing, China that was built in 1968. It hosted matches between national table tennis teams of China and the United States in 1971; these matches were part of the exchange program known as "ping pong diplomacy"cite web|url=|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 2007 for the 2008 Summer Olympics, where it is hosting volleyball events.

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 NBA games to China, hosted on October 17, 2004 in front of a sellout capacity of 17,903. [ [ NBA’S INTERNATIONAL GAMES FACT SHEET] ]


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