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3rd Asian Youth Games venues in Shantou ready for action

2021-July-4       Source: Newsgd.com

July 1 marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. It was also a milestone for the Shantou Asian Youth Games (AYG) preparatory work as the venues have all been near completion and can be put into operation soon.

July 1 marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. It was also a milestone for the Shantou Asian Youth Games (AYG) preparatory work as the venues have all been near completion and can be put into operation soon.

The main venue for the Shantou Asian Youth Games (Photo: Shantou Olive Channel)

The main venue for the Shantou Asian Youth Games

Located at the Tagangwei area of East Coast New Town, the main venue includes a stadium with 22,000 seats, a gymnasium with 8,000 seats and an international conference center. It will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 3rd AYG and serve as a venue for the competition of athletics and gymnastics.

Shantou Swimming and Diving Hall (Photo: Shantou Olive Channel)

Shantou Swimming and Diving Hall

The Shantou Swimming and Diving Hall is divided into three areas: the hall area, the outdoor sports field area and the campus area. The swimming hall in the hall area is the most important structure of the whole project. It is equipped with a swimming pool that meets the standards of international swimming events, a swimming pool for training, as well as a huge digital screen and 1,363 spectator seats. 

Shantou People's Stadium (Photo: Shantou Olive Channel)

Shantou People's Stadium - Soccer & Martial Arts

Shantou People's Stadium is comprised of a stadium with an underground parking lot, the Chaoshan Gymnasium and an underground pedestrian tunnel connecting the stadium with the opposite side of Xinxing Road. It serves as the soccer and martial arts competition venue for the 3rd AYG, with its renovated grandstand able to accommodate more than 5,000 spectators.

Shantou Zhengda Stadium (Photo: Shantou Olive Channel)

Shantou Zhengda Stadium - Badminton

With 3,200 seats, Shantou Zhengda Stadium is to be used as the badminton competition venue for the upcoming Games. .

Dongxia Stadium in Jinping District (Photo: Shantou Olive Channel)

Dongxia Stadium in Jinping District - Dance

The Stadium will serve for the dance sport events of the Games, including facilities such as a track-and-field ground, a seven-a-side football pitch, a basketball field and an underground garage that accommodates 230 vehicles. 

Haojiang Gymnasium (Photo: Shantou Olive Channel)

Haojiang Gymnasium - Taekwondo

The Haojiang Gymnasium in Shuangquan Park, Haojiang District will serve as the venue for Asian Youth Games' taekwondo events. 

The stadium of Shantou Polytechnic (Photo: Shantou Olive Channel)

The stadium of Shantou Polytechnic - Football

The stadium is where the AYG football group matches will be held with a 1,510-seat grandstand. New facilities added include an event management office, several function rooms and digital display screens.

The sports field of Baisha Campus of Chenghai High School (Photo: Shantou Olive Channel)

The sports field of Baisha Campus of Chenghai High School - Football

It will be used as a venue for the football team competition, equipped with 1,100 seats.

The football pitch of Shantou Overseas Chinese Middle School (Photo: Shantou Olive Channel)

The football pitch of Shantou Overseas Chinese Middle School - Football Training

With 1,000 seats, this football pitch will be used as a training ground for the AYG football players.

The stadium of Jinshan Middle School (Photo: Shantou Olive Channel)

The stadium of Jinshan Middle School - Football Training

This stadium will be used as a football training ground for the 3rd AYG, with a series of supporting facilities including newly-built plastic tracks, a 255-seat grandstand, an underground parking lot and lighting. 

The football field of Shantou Jinzhong Haiwan School (Photo: Shantou Olive Channel)

The football field of Shantou Jinzhong Haiwan School - Football Training

The newly-built football field with 900 seats is now ready to be put into operation, serving as the football training ground for the 3rd AYG.

Shantou No. 1 Middle School (Photo: Shantou Olive Channel)

Shantou No. 1 Middle School - Football Training

The football field in the new campus of Shantou No. 1 Middle School will provide training space for football players, with a renovated grandstand to house 1,917 seats.

The track-and-field ground of Jinwan School in East Coast New Town (Photo: Shantou Olive Channel)

The track-and-field ground of Jinwan School in East Coast New Town - Football Training

The track-and-field ground will be used as the football training space for the 3rd AYG players. Some of the school rooms have been transformed into function rooms to meet player's needs. .

The soccer field of Chenghai Experimental Senior High School (Photo: Shantou Olive Channel)

The soccer field of Chenghai Experimental Senior High School - Football Training

The soccer field will serve as a football training ground for players of the Games.

The football field at the Affiliated Haojiang Experimental School of South China Normal University (Photo: Shantou Olive Channel)

The football field at the Affiliated Haojiang Experimental School of South China Normal University - Football Training

This football field will be used as a football training space for the players.

The gymnasium of Shantou Overseas Chinese Middle School (Photo: Shantou Olive Channel)

The gymnasium of Shantou Overseas Chinese Middle School - Badminton Training

The renovated gymnasium in the school will serve as a badminton training hall for the AYG badminton players.

The gymnasium at the Affiliated Haojiang Experimental School of South China Normal University (Photo: Shantou Olive Channel)

The gymnasium at the Affiliated Haojiang Experimental School of South China Normal University - Taekwondo Training

This gymnasium will serve as a training field for taekwondo competition in the 3rd AYG.

Author | Nancy (intern)

Editor | Wing, Monica & Jerry

Editor: Monica Liu

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