For Football and Basketball Enthusiasts
Whilst goals are being scored in the 2016 Euro Cup and NBA Finals, budding football and basketball players can also strike it lucky by heading to some of the best football pitches and basketball courts in town.
Around Hangzhou there are many football and basketball venues and each are equipped to satisfy a number of sporting demands. With that goal in mind then take a look at the following…
Huanglong Sports Center
For fans of 5-a-side football the pitch in Huanglong Sports Center is a match made in heaven. The sports center is, in fact, home to the first 5-a-side football pitch in Zhejiang. Currently there are eight 5-a-side football pitches (seven of which are for cage-ball and the other for indoor football). At night the floodlit football pitches are open for two periods, the first from 6pm to 8pm and then from 8pm to 10pm. The cost to hire the pitches is 450 RMB and 700 RMB for the indoor pitch.
There are also two 7-a-side football pitches which, instead of artificial turf, are paved with natural grass. The cost is 1000 RMB for two hours.
In addition, there are twelve half-court basketball courts which are open all day as well as one indoor basketball court.
Add: No. 3 Huanglong Road, Xihu District (西湖区黄龙路3号)
Team Box Sports
Team Box Sports, just opened this May, is the first basketball court housed inside containers. Located in the northern part of Hangzhou city Team Box Sports is built with over 40 containers on which are painted the colors and team badges of four of the world’s renowned football clubs, Associazione Calcio Milan, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid CF and Manchester United Football Club.
Currently there are four football pitches and eight badminton courts in Team Box Sports and the venue is open every night from 6pm until 10pm. Each football pitch costs 200 RMB for two hours and the price of badminton courts vary from 70 RMB to 80 RMB. There is also a separate area for spectators.
Team Box Sports is equipped with shower rooms and laundry service is also offered.
Add: No. 152, Zhuqing Street, Xiacheng District (下城区竹清路152号)
Over the years Hangzhou has witnessed a large number of rooftop basketball courts pop up and Candy Box is one of those top spots. Besides a great basketball venue here one can also play cards, chess, mahjong and sing KTV and even throw a party or two. The basketball court is open until around 11 pm sometimes even midnight, so being here you really do feel like you are on top of the world.
Add: 7/F No. 1 Building, No. 6 Creative Park, No. 373 Qiutao North Road, Jianggan District (江干区秋涛北路373号6号创意园内1号楼7楼)
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