Interior view of the main stadium of Weznhou Olympic Sports Center
On September 26, the reporter visited the main stadium of the Wenzhou Olympic Sports Center, which had just passed the joint completion acceptance. As the highest-level football stadium in Wenzhou, it can accommodate 50,000 people. Next September, the Hangzhou Asian Games football match will kick off here.
Structure, Seats and Suites
The main stadium of the Sports Center will enclose the entire structure in a skin of steel bands. Shen Yihao, Chairman of Wenzhou Sports Investment Group, introduced that the shape of the structure is inspired by the seagull and silk, which implies the intertwining of traditional and modern culture and the development of eastern Wenzhou. The main steel structure of the stadium was honored with the China Steel Structure Gold Award.
Fifty thousand seats in the stadium are painted with four colors: red, white, light blue and dark blue. The Chinese characters meaning “Sports makes life better” are shown by seats of different colors. The stadium seating angle is adjusted to offer a better sight for the audience.
There are 123 toilets in the stadium, mainly on the first and second floors of the grandstand seats, including barrier-free toilets for the disabled.
There are 50 suites in the middle of the two tiers of stands. Each suite, with a bathroom, covers an area of about 20 square meters. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the suites feature clear sightlines to game action in a luxurious, climate-controlled environment inside and an open-air cushioned seating area outside.
Professional Track and Field Stadium
The football field is surrounded by a standard 400-meter rubber track, which has been fully paved. Shen said the stadium had attained the IAAF first-level venue certification and the China Athletics Association first-level venue certification. As the highest standard track and field stadium in Wenzhou, it can host large-scale international events.
Inside the main stadium of the Olympic Sports Center is a natural turf football field with a length of 105 meters and a width of 68 meters. Grass seeds are characterized by the trampling resistance and quick recovery. The stadium is equipped with automatic sprinkler facilities, and the staff use them to keep the moisture level of grass.
Broadcast and Lighting Feast
There are four P10 full-color stadium screens above the stands, each measuring 13.31 meters in length and 7.68 meters in width, catering to audiences from different angles. The display features a wide range of inputs and milliseconds response speed, which can meet the requirements of real-time broadcasts of the Asian Games.
The main stadium uses 410 sets of high-power Philips LED professional sports lighting fixtures, and all are mounted on the horse track 40 meters above the ground. Shen said during the Asian Games, the concerts and sports events held in Wenzhou Olympic Sports in the future could be a genuinely fantastic lighting feast to the live audience and TV viewers.
Shen said that the main stadium of the Olympic Sports Center is mainly prepared for the 2022 Asian Games football games, and at the same time, the overall operation plan after the Asian Games is underway. After completing the third phase of the Olympic Sports Center, it will become a sports complex integrating the functions of competitions, sports consumption, culture and entertainment.