Stadium of the Year 2022: Discover Qingyuan Sports Center Stadium

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Stadium of the Year 2022: Discover Qingyuan Sports Center Stadium Our Stadium of the Year competition has officially begun and will run until 15 March. As many as 36 venues are on the list of nominated arenas this year. One of them is Qingyuan Sports Center Stadium located in China. Take a look at this candidacy and decide whether you want to vote for it in the contest for Stadium of the Year 2022!


Qingyuan Sports Center Stadium nominated for Stadium of the Year 2022!

Residents of China are proud of their new venue, Qingyuan Sports Center Stadium, which made it to the list of 36 football arenas nominated for the prestigious Stadium of the Year 2022 award. The competition is the largest public vote of its kind in the world. Since the first edition began, a total of more than 400,000 valid votes have been counted.

This year’s contest is highly varied, with stadiums from as many as five different continents taking part: 18 venues are from Asia, seven from Europe, five from Africa, three from North America, two from South America and one from Australia and Oceania. The competition is fierce, so don't hesitate to cast a vote for the stadium you appreciate the most! If you’re still unsure, you can watch a video covering all 36 nominated stadiums:

Get to know Qingyuan Sports Center Stadium

Last year a stadium was completed. Here are some interesting facts about the venue: 

  • The theme of the entire complex is the concept of a "green phoenix dancing city," whatever that means. 

  • The three main facilities of the complex (stadium, sports hall and indoor swimming pool) are connected by two wide promenades.

  • The whole complex is arranged in the shape of an inverted S and is meant to bring to mind a phoenix ready to soar, surrounded by mountains and rivers (the stadium in this concept acts as the head).

  • A river flowing through the complex has been integrated into the landscape, which has been significantly widened and forked into two branches that form an island on which the arena and swimming pool are located.

  • The plaza located south of the stadium is named "Fengguan," after a local traditional headdress also referred to as a "phoenix crown." The square next to the arena and pool, on the other hand, is called "Fengling" ("bird feather").

How to vote for the Stadium of the Year 2022?

In order to take part, everyone has to select five stadiums by giving 5 stars to the best one, 4 stars to the second best, 3 stars to the third, 2 stars for the fourth and finally 1 star for the fifth most interesting. It means that you cannot cast your vote for only one stadium - all 5 venues must be included in your form. To vote visit Stadium of the Year 2022, the voting platform which will be open until March 15. To learn more about the nominated stadiums and the voting rules themselves, it is recommended to watch the video: