Workers Indoor Arena

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Workers' Indoor Arena
北京工人體育館
Běijīng Gōngrén Tǐyùguǎn
Beijing Workers' Gymnasium
Beijing Workers Arena.jpg
Location Gongti Road, Beijing, China
Capacity 13,000 (lower for Olympics)
Construction
Opened 1961
Renovated Completed by 2008
Tenants
1961 World Table Tennis Championships
Boxing at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Judo at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

The Workers' Indoor Arena[1] (official name), also known as Beijing Workers' Gymnasium (simplified Chinese: 北京工人体育馆; traditional Chinese: 北京工人體育館; pinyin: Běijīng Gōngrén Tǐyùguǎn), is an indoor arena located west of the Workers Stadium in Beijing, China. It was inaugurated in 1961 for the 26th World Table Tennis Championships.

It hosted the boxing events at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the Judo events at the 2008 Summer Paralympics. It is one of 11 Beijing-based venues to be renovated and upgraded for the Olympics. The arena has a seating capacity of 13,000.

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Coordinates: 39°55′51″N 116°26′09″E / 39.9308°N 116.4359°E / 39.9308; 116.4359