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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 matches.

Tianhe Sports Centre Stadium
天河体育场
Tianhe Stadium.jpg
LocationTianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
Coordinates23°08′26″N 113°19′10″E / 23.140647°N 113.319328°E / 23.140647; 113.319328
OwnerGuangzhou People's Government
OperatorGuangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C.
(on loan from Guangzhou Sports Bureau)
Capacity58,500
Field size105 by 68 metres (115 by 74 yd)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground4 July 1984[1]
Built1984–1987
Opened30 August 1987; 31 years ago (1987-08-30)
Tenants
Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao (2005, 2011–present)

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HistoryEdit

Construction of the stadium began on 4 July 1984 at the former site of Guangzhou Tianhe Airport.[1] It was opened in 1987 for the 1987 National Games of China.[2] It hosted the final of the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991. The stadium is hosting the home matches of local football team Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao since 2011.

The stadium hosted the football finals of the 2010 Asian Games and final match of the AFC Champions League twice, in 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.[3]

TransportEdit

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).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 天河体育中心的设计和建设
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 恒大富力租场20年 开启民营企业租体育场地模式

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