2009 World Games Main Stadium / 世運主場館 開新頁
2009 World Games Main Stadium
Article by Joanna
Ever since Kaohsiung City successfully strived for the right to host the 2009 World Games, all kinds of preparatory work has been carried out eagerly by the co-operation of both the government and private sectors: the promotion of various sports, as well as an enthusiasm for them; experiences in hosting large international games and exchanges with sports personages. In terms of hardware development, the recent focus of attention has been the evaluation of the design and eventual manufacture of the Main Stadium for the 2009 World Games. The company chosen to undertake the project was selected this month. All these enterprises have shown the determination and confidence of the city in hosting the world games.-◆- A New Landmark for Kaohsiung
-◆- The Main Stadium for 2009 World Games-International Tender Competition
Ten famous international experts and scholars from Taiwan, Japan, USA, UK, Germany and Holland, were especially appointed by Kaohsiung City Government to form a procurement evaluation committee for the 'Construction of the Main Stadium for 2009 World Games'. The main applicants were five well-known domestic class-A comprehensive constructors, which teamed up with international professionals to take part in this tender competition. It was Fu-Tsu Construction Co. Ltd that finally won the bid. The design Fu-Tsu proposed was in the shape of a dragon - a spiral structure with open space. It included both the required elements of a green building and solar energy thus winning the committee members' hearts. The main stadium for 2009 world games, presenting, as it does, a globalisec representation of southern Taiwan, shall make the country more competitive when striving to host future major international games.
The main stadium for the 2009 World Games is to be located in the former northern campsite of the for Marine Corp, between Jyonghai Road and Jhunsiao Road in Zuoying District. It has not only been designated as a site for track and field events but also for a football arena with the capacity to hold 40 to 55 thousand people. More importantly, it will become a new landmark for Kaohsiung, and is to be combined with the national sports training center. Based on the idea of a sport park, a national sports park will be created as a new leisure area for the citizens of Kaohsiung. Furthermore, since the surrounding area of Zuoying is less developed, it is hoped that the creation of main stadium, will help cultivate that area and thus balance it with the urban development. Currently taking place in that vicinity.
The pre-schedule work for the building of planning and miscellaneous works connected with the principal construction of the main stadium, starts in January 2006, the whole project being completed by January 2009, ready for the 8th World Game.
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