Tianhe Stadium

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Tianhe Stadium
天河体育场
Tianhe Stadium.jpg
Location Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
Opened 1987
Owner Guangzhou Sports Bureau
Surface Grass
Capacity 58,500
Tenants
Guangzhou Evergrande

Tianhe Stadium (Chinese: 天河体育中心体育场) is a multi-purpose stadium in Guangzhou, China. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium has a seating capacity of 58,500.

History[edit]

It was built in 1987[1] and hosted the final of the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991. The stadium has hosted large crowds and attendances of local football team Guangzhou Evergrande are played at the stadium.

On February 7, 1989 Lunar New Year, Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Limited and Guangdong Television Broadcasts Limited were situated in the Guangzhou Tianhe Sports Centre and at the White Swan Hotel for the Chinese New Year Celebration in Guangzhou. The stadium hosted the football finals of the 2010 Asian Games and matches of the 2012 AFC Champions League.

Transport[edit]

The stadium is best reached by taking Guangzhou Metro Line 1 to Tianhe Sports Center Station (East Gate), Line 3 to Linhexi Station (North Gate) and Line 1 or 3 to Tiyu Xilu Station (West Gate and South Gate).

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 馮民牧,楊介林,廖汝忠,胡灼華 (1989). 《廣州市地名志》. Hong Kong: 香港大道文化有限公司. ISBN 7-5359-0296-0. 
Preceded by
None; inaugural event
FIFA Women's World Cup
Final Venue

1991
Succeeded by
Råsunda Stadium
Stockholm
Preceded by
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
Doha
Asian Games Football tournament
Final Venue

2010
Succeeded by
TBD

Coordinates: 23°8′26.33″N 113°19′9.58″E / 23.1406472°N 113.3193278°E / 23.1406472; 113.3193278