Beijing Olympic Venues & Stadiums: Fengtai Softball Field
Fengtai Softball Field 丰台
Fengtai Softball Field, in the Fengtai district of south west Beijing, has a capacity of 13,000 spectators and has been completely renovated for the 2008 Olympics. Originally constructed in the 1980s, the stadium was built for use at the 1990 Asian Games.
Fengtai Softball Field in Beijing will host the 2008 Olympic softball competition.
Softball is a women-only sport (synchronized swimming and rhythmic gymnastics are the only others) and is making its fourth appearance at a Summer Olympic Games.
USA are the softball giants and won gold in Athens in 2004 followed by Australia and Japan. China placed 4th and will be hoping for a medal in front of a partisan home crowd.
Fengtai railway station is located to the south of the stadium and connects to Beijing West Railway Station. Eventually a new subway line will run past the area.