Taiwan baseball stadium design contest opens

Architect’s Journal
Date: 28 October, 2015
By: Merlin Fulcher

Tainan City Government has launched an open international contest for a 30-hectare

Downtown Tainan. Image by Mersh

Downtown Tainan. Image by Mersh

baseball stadium and training complex

Located in the city’s coastal Annan District, the project will deliver a new 25,000-capacity ‘international standard’ stadium with administrative and broadcasting facilities.

A second ‘deputy’ stadium and two little league arenas will also be delivered on the 30 hectare site which is opposite the National Museum of Taiwan History.

Other planned facilities include a gym, training pitches, dressing area and public spaces.

Located in southern Taiwan, Tainan is already home to the Uni-President Lions baseball team and is also the birthplace of several of the country’s most famous baseball players.

According to the brief: ‘The city’s baseball participants and fans are growing up to hundreds of thousands, and it apparently has become the baseball development centre of Taiwan.     [FULL  STORY]

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