Guangzhou Haizhu Sports Centre, the venue for Sepaktakraw in the Asian Games, has been almost completed, expecting the coming of Games.
As the biggest sport centre in Haizhu District, the sepaktakraw gym is newly built for the coming Asian Games and located to the south of Haiyin Bridge and the stretching line of Zhongkai Lu. The gym covers a land area of 37,082 square metres and construction area of 25,000 square metres. The major project sealed the top at the end of last October. The final decoration and equipment testing are currently underway.
“Although it will be used as the venue for Sepaktakraw in the Games, the gym has been actually designed and built out of badminton gym for badminton-loving citizens in Guangzhou”, said Yang Shanting, Director of Haizhu District Sports Development Centre. Due to the similar size requirement with badminton court, the sepaktakraw gym can be easily turned into a badminton gym after Games, which will accommodate more than 50 badminton courts on two floors, making it the biggest badminton gym in Guangzhou.
Moreover, there are 165 small rooms in the five stories outside the internal field, hopefully serving as the venues for Ping-Pong, billiards, body-building, Yoga, etc. According to the construction plan, standard swimming pools, basketball courts and tennis courts will be built on the square outside the Centre, thus forming the biggest fitness centre in Haizhu.