Inside the Capital Gymnasium, Beijing Photo: Chinese Curling Association

The Capital Gymnasium in Beijing is an indoor arena

It recently underwent a renovation and expansion that was completed in late 2007 for the Olympic Games 2008, where it hosted volleyball events. This follows further refurbishment in 2001 in preparation to host the the World University Games.

It has a capacity of 17,345 and a floor space of 54,707 square meters expanded from the old 53,000.

The stadium hosted one of the first NBA games in China, hosted on October 17, 2004 in front of a sellout capacity of 17,903.

More recently it hosted a curling event, the China Open, which was won by Canada's Mike McEwan.



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