Guangdong Provincial People's Stadium
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The Guangdong Provincial People's Stadium (Chinese: 广东省人民体育场) is a multi-purpose stadium in Guangzhou, China. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 15,000 people. The stadium is best reached by taking Guangzhou Metro Line 1 to Martyrs' Park Station.
|Former names||Guangzhou Public Stadium|
|Location||Guangzhou, People's Republic of China|
|Public transit||Martyrs' Park|
|Guangdong Sunray Cave (2010–2014)|
Guangzhou Evergrande (1998–2000)
Formerly known as the dongjiaochang or Eastern Parade Ground, the site was first used as a sporting venue in 1906 when it hosted Guangdong's (and China's) first ever provincial level athletics competition. Sun Yat-Sen ordered the construction of a stadium on the site in 1922 but it wasn't finished until 1932.
It was used as a Japanese transport and supplies depot during the occupation of Guangzhou and was bombed when Guangzhou was liberated.
Construction of Yuexiushan meant that the People's Stadium didn't hold many high-profile sporting or civic events from the mid 1950s onwards. However, it did host many games in the Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup as well as games in the inaugural Women's World Cup in 1991.
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