Workers Indoor Arena

The Workers' Gymnasium (official name) 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.

Workers' Gymnasium
Workers Indoor Arena
Beijing Workers Arena.jpg
Workers' Gymnasium is located in central Beijing
Workers' Gymnasium
Workers' Gymnasium
Location within central Beijing
LocationGongti Road, Beijing, China
Coordinates39°55′51″N 116°26′09″E / 39.9308°N 116.4359°E / 39.9308; 116.4359Coordinates: 39°55′51″N 116°26′09″E / 39.9308°N 116.4359°E / 39.9308; 116.4359
Capacity13,000 (lower for Olympics)
Construction
Opened1961
RenovatedCompleted by 2008
Tenants
1961 World Table Tennis Championships
Boxing at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Judo at the 2008 Summer Paralympics
Workers Indoor Arena
Traditional Chinese北京工人體育館
Simplified Chinese北京工人体育馆
Literal meaningBeijing workingpeople's gymnasium

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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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thom Duffy (29 April 1995). "EMA Telstar Books Roxette Into Moscow To Close Tour". Billboard. 107 (17): 61. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Kanye West hit Beijing". China Daily. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  3. ^ http://www.china.org.cn/photos/2013-11/09/content_30549854.htm

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