Friday, February 18, 2011
Nanjing Central Stadium was built in 1931 by 2 China famous architects ,Guan Song Sheng and Yang Ting Bao, as the venue for the Fifth National Sports Event of the Republic China. Nanjing Central Stadium was once the biggest stadium compound in the east, composed of athletic stadium, basketball court, martial art stadium, tennis court, football stadium and racecourse with the total coverage of 1030 acres.
The Athletic Stadium is the stadium most important building, located at the end of the center axis. The stadium is equipped with 500 meter running track and 2 straight 200 meter track., football field ,basketball court and tennis court can be found in the stadium as well. At least 3/4 of the stadium is surrounded by the audience platform, under the platform were once the athletes’ dorm , bathrooms, washrooms and etc. The stadium is symmetrically planned with 2 entrance both located at the north and the south side of the stadium, enhanced by a 5.5meter in height delicately decorated arched entrance. The entrance’s elevation is decorated with Chinese traditional pattern and Wangzhu.
Travel date: 13 Nov 2010