WBU's MWG facilities
Wuhan Business University is taking on three of the sports facilities: a natatorium, an equestrian ring, and a fencing arena.
The fencing arena at the university, which is part of the modern pentathlon sports ground, is being converted from a basketball sports complex. The conversion involves delicate lighting and illumination. "Fencing is a highly light-sensitive sport. The brightness of the lighting indoor should be adjustable to the outdoor natural light source so that no shadows of the competitors or their rivals will bother them during the fencing competition," said Mr. Li Yaonan, the vice-dean of the Physical Education School. There are 100 sets of lights equipped on the ceiling above the arena, 70 above the spectator seats and 13 emergency lights on the wall.
The natatorium is also part of the modern pentathlon facility, the construction of which began last May and will be completed in October. It is equipped with a
514-seat bleacher section, two indoor swimming pools, a 10-lane section, one of which is for use in competition and an 8-lane one for practice. The swimming pools are floored with special tiles so they feel comfortable to feet, and the ceiling is insulated with soundabsorbing material to reduce echoes.
The equestrian ring, set for both show jumping in the modern pentathlon and the combined event of pistol shooting and running, began its construction on November 13, 2017. Today, with other exterior and interior decoration installations, the workers are matting synthesized fiber on the equestrian court and the 800meter track. The fiber imported from the Netherlands to ensure
10-40mm of elasticity for horse stepping or jumping, is said to be able to endure 10 years' of erosion.
The natatorium will open in October.
The recently completed fencing hall
Artificial turf on the equestrian field