Tianjin Olympic Center in April 2007
|Construction cost||1.5 billion RMB|
|Tianjin TEDA |
Tianjin Tianhai (formerly)
The Tianjin Olympic Center (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), often colloquially referred to as the Water Drop (Chinese: ; pinyin: ), is a sports complex with a multi-use stadium in Tianjin, China. Construction started in August 2003 and was completed in August 2007. It is the home stadium of Tianjin TEDA.
It covers 78,000 square meters and has a capacity of 60,000 seats. It as a length of 380 meters (1,250 ft), a width of 270 meters (890 ft), and a height of 53 meters. The stadium is nicknamed "The Water Drop" because the outside of the venue was designed to resemble a drop of water. The stadium cost nearly 1.5 billion Yuan. The architects were AXS Satow.
The stadium houses sports facilities, exhibition halls, conference rooms and gyms. It also has the capacity for entertainment and shopping complexes. American singer and recording artist Mariah Carey performed The Elusive Chanteuse Show in the stadium on 17 October 2014 and thus making her as the only international artist to have visited Tianjin.