Tianhe Stadium

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Tianhe Sports Centre Stadium
Tianhe Stadium.jpg
Location Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
Coordinates 23°08′26″N 113°19′10″E / 23.140647°N 113.319328°E / 23.140647; 113.319328
Owner Guangzhou People's Government
Operator Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C.
(on loan from Guangzhou Sports Bureau)
Capacity 58,500
Field size 105 by 68 metres (115 by 74 yd)
Surface Grass
Broke ground 4 July 1984[1]
Built 1984–1987
Opened 30 August 1987; 29 years ago (1987-08-30)[2]
Guangzhou Evergrande (2011–present)

Tianhe Sports Centre Stadium (Chinese: 天河体育中心体育场), mostly known as Tianhe Stadium (Chinese: 天河体育场), is a multi-purpose stadium in Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China. It is currently used for football (soccer) matches.


Tianhe Stadium was broken ground on 4 July 1984 at the former site of Tianhe Airport.[1] It was opened in 1987 for the 1987 National Games of China.[3] It 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 final match of AFC Champions League twice (2013 and 2015).

The operation right of Tianhe Stadium was loaned to Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C. from Guangzhou Sports Bureau for 20 years on 24 February 2016.[4]


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]


  1. ^ a b 天河体育中心的设计和建设
  2. ^ http://www.worldofstadiums.com/asia/china/guangdong/tianhe-stadium/
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 恒大富力租场20年 开启民营企业租体育场地模式
Preceded by
None; inaugural event
FIFA Women's World Cup
Final Venue

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

Succeeded by
Incheon Munhak Stadium

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