The 'Water Drop' aka Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium

Updated: 28 Feb 2011
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Tianjin Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium is also known as the Water Drop
 
Often overshadowed by its high-profile neighbours, Tianjin is a highly underrated tourist destination which has a significant amount of potential. This vibrant city is not only home to a variety of fascinating attractions but is also one of the friendliest places to visit in the country. Those are under the impression that Tianjin is just a stopover city on the way to Beijing should take some time to explore Tianjin itself in order to discover what the city has on offer. Another aspect of the Tianjin travel experience which will no doubt impress even the most seasoned traveler is the local cuisine which boasts a remarkable variety of delectable dishes.

Popularly known as the Water Drop, the Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium is one of the most recognizable buildings of the city. This massive stadium in Tianjin is a multipurpose sports complex which has the capacity of playing host to everything from athletic meets to football matches. Located in Tianjin itself the stadium is capable of accommodating up to 60,000 spectators at a time. The construction project of the structure is said to have cost approximately 1.5 billion RMB to complete. Since it was officially opened to the public in 2007, this landmark stadium has played host to some of the most prestigious global sporting events to have been held in Tianjin.

The 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2007 FIFA Womens World Cup are a couple of major events to have taken place at this stadium. As the facilities of this venue are of high standards and due to the fact that its seating capacity is quite impressive, it would be safe to assume that this stadium will play host to many more global sporting events in years to come. The state of the art facilities at the venue have been designed to offer a pleasant experience to all parties involved in the sport from the sportsmen and women to the media correspondents and audiences.

Looking for a Tianjin hotel with comfortable lodging and state of the art facilities? Raffles Tianjin comes to mind as an ideal choice for the discerning traveler. This luxury hotel in Tianjin is also located in the heart of the city offering easy access to many of the citys key tourist attractions.

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