Xuchang Sports Exhibition Center Stadium

Updated: 10.08.2023

Target capacity32 398
Country People's Republic of China
CategoryConstruction in progress
Cost CNY 3.45 B ($481 M) – entire complex
Construction 2020–2023
Design CCDI, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
Contractor China Construction Seventh Bureau


Xuchang Sports Exhibition Center Stadium – construction description

When did the project to build a new sports complex in Xuchang start?

The new sports complex in Xuchang was planned for the northern suburbs, in the Jian'an district. The first concept was created by CCDI and the complex was to include a large stadium as well as a sports hall, training hall, indoor swimming pool and sports school. Implementation of the plan was to cost 2.393 billion yuan.

Even before work began, the existing low-rise buildings in the area were demolished. Construction officially started on September 8, 2017 and the stadium was supposed to be ready as early as 2020. However, after preparatory work, the project was put on hold.

What changes have taken place in the concept for the new sports complex in Xuchang?

The plot of land on which the complex was to be built was reduced in size and a new concept prepared by Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd. was chosen for the project, in which the stadium remained unchanged, while the other facilities were concentrated in one place to form one large building, divided into four sections.

When will the new stadium in Xuchang be built?

The actual construction of the stadium started in May 2020 and the four-part building in April 2021. The stadium should be ready by the end of 2023. The construction cost of the entire complex has risen to 3.45 billion yuan. The contractor is the China Construction Seventh Bureau.

What will the Xuchang Sports Exhibition Center look like?

The new complex will consist of two main parts. The western one will house the main stadium along with a training facility with a running track, while the eastern one will be home to an extensive building divided into four sections, housing a sports hall, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center and a sports management center. The surroundings will be complemented by green areas, pathways and landscaping.

The main stadium will have an athletics track and will accommodate 32,398 spectators in the stands. The facility will be suitable for hosting major national-level events.

On a symbolic level, the complex is intended to reflect the theme of 'rain and dew watering the lotus city'. The stadium imitates a flower, while the building in the eastern part of the complex resembles four lotus leaves.

The concept of the Xuchang Sports Exhibition Center Stadium can be seen on a separate subpage