Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Workers Stadium Beijing

Workers Stadium Beijing 工人体育场

The renovated Worker's Stadium will host quarter final and semi final matches at the 2008 Beijing Olympics soccer competition.

Workers Stadium, Beijing
Stadium exterior
Situated in the Sanlitun entertainment and shopping district, the 70,000 capacity stadium was constructed in 1959.

It was one of the "Ten Great Buildings" constructed for the 10th anniversary of the founding of People's Republic of China (PRC). Other "Ten Great Buildings" include Beijing Railway Station, The Great Hall of the People and the Military Museum.

Workers Stadium, Beijing
Statue
1990 Asian Games

The Workers Stadium was the main venue for the 1990 Asian Games, was renovated in 2004 and again in time for the 2008 Olympics. Local Beijing soccer team, Guo'an FC, occasionally play some of their games here.

Workers Stadium, Beijing.

The Workers Indoor Arena, venue for the Olympic boxing event, is within the same stadium park area to the north west.

Access - Getting There

Dongsishitiao Subway Station is a 15 minute walk to the west of the stadium.

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