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Ulaanbaatar - Buyant Uhaa sports complex, Mongolia

Venue Address: Buyant Ukhaa International Airport, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar - Buyant Uhaa sports complex, Mongolia

Buyant Ukhaa Sport Palace - Wikipedia

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The Buyant Ukhaa Sport Palace, Mongolian: Buiant Ukhaa Sport Ordon, is a multi-purpose indoor arena measuring 274,000 square meters. It is located in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), near the Chinggis Khaan International Airport. The People's Republic of China granted the $5,045 to build the arena. [1] In 2009, the total cost of building the arena was 160mil Yu= (20.526,636.18USD). Construction was completed by Shanghai Construction Group in June 2011. [2] The arena is capable of hosting events in volleyball, basketball, badminton and wrestling, among other sports. In December 2010, Chinese and Mongolian officials attended a dedication ceremony. [3]

The 2013 Asian Under-23 Fencing Championships were held at the arena. [4]

Mongolia hosted the East Zone matches (EAFF), of the 2016 AFC Futsal Championship qualifier at the Sports Palace in November 2015. [5]

The arena hosted the qualifying wrestling for the 2016 Summer Olympics. [6]

The Dalai Lama made a visit to Mongolia in December 2016 and hosted a gathering of Mongolian Buddhists at the Sports Palace. This caused tension between China and Mongolia as China regards the Dalai Lama to be a dangerous separatist. Because of the incident, Chinese officials delayed meetings with Mongolian officials. They also imposed new commodity shipping fees. [7]