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Xi'an begins construction of new sports center

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Updated: 2017-10-10

A foundation-laying ceremony for the construction of the Xi'an Sports Center was held in Xi'an International Trade and Logistics (ITL) Park on Oct 9.

Lou Qinjian, Party chief of Shaanxi province, Hu Heping, governor of Shaanxi province, and Fu Yuning, chairman of China Resources Group, attended the ceremony.

Xi'an begins construction of new sports center

Government leaders and company representatives lay the foundation for the new Xi'an Sports Center in the Xi'an International Trade and Logistics (ITL) Park on Oct 9. [Photo/itl.gov.cn]

A joint effort of China Resources Group and the Xi'an municipal government, the center is scheduled to be built with an investment of 26 billion yuan ($3.9 billion), and is expected to officially open in 2020.

Occupying an area of around 100 hectares, the construction project will include a sports stadium, a gymnasium, swimming center and supporting facilities, including accommodations and healthcare centers.

Xi'an begins construction of new sports center

A concept sketch of Xi'an Sports Center. [Photo/itl.gov.cn]

Li Yuan, deputy mayor of Xi'an, shared that the governments of Xi'an and Xi'an ITL Park will work closely with China Resources Group in organizing an experienced and professional construction team.

The new sports center is planned to serve as the main stadium for the 14th National Games in 2021, the first time for mid-western China to host the country's top national-level sports event first initiated 50 years ago.

Xi'an begins construction of new sports center

A design sketch shows Xi'an Sports Center, the main stadium for the 14th National Games in 2021. [Photo/itl.gov.cn]

Edited by Zachary Dye

 

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