Equestrian venue begins construction in Pudong
A rendering of the Shanghai Juss International Equestrian Center [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]
The Shanghai Juss International Equestrian Center, China's first permanent professional equestrian venue to meet international standards for top equestrian competitions, began construction on Dec 25.
The venue, located in the Expo Cultural Park of Pudong New Area, Shanghai, is expected to be completed by April 2022.
It will cover an area of 3.32 hectares and include 5,000 seats and VIP stands, a competition area, a warm-up area, a training center, stables, and other facilities.
Designers of the equestrian center, which include international teams and industry experts, will create the world's first group-controlled liftable lighting platform to meet the broadcasting and lighting needs of equestrian events held at varying times and in varying weather conditions.
Shanghai hosts several top international equestrian events and is home to an increasing number of equestrian clubs and athletes, which is what led to the decision to build a new equestrian center.
After the center's completion, Shanghai will be the only city in China with a professional equestrian venue that hosts top international equestrian events.