Local authorities report that work continues apace on the Xiamen Egret Stadium, which will serve as a venue for the 2023 Asian Cup. The stadium is the anchor of the upcoming Xiamen Sports Center in Xiangan.
Workers have driven more than 13,500 engineering piles over the past five months. Construction continues at a rate of 100 piles per day as workers approach completion on the site's approximately 15,000 piles.
Construction managers anticipate that nearly 40 percent of work on the stadium's foundation bearing platform will be completed by Spring Festival.
An estimated 30 percent of the basement structure for the site's gymnasium and natatorium are also slated for completion before the holiday.