Chinese Name: 北京工人体育场 Pronunciation: běijīng gōngrén tǐyùchǎng
Building Time: 1959
Building Area: 80,000 square meters
Address: Workers Stadium’ North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Building Function: Beijing Workers’ Sports Complex holds sports competitions and various cultural activities to promote the development of sports and culture.
The Indoor Scene
Located on Workers’ Stadium North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Beijing Workers’ Sports Complex is the home stadium of the Beijing Guoan Football Team of the Chinese Super League. It is located in the east of Beijing City, with easy access to roads and convenient public transportation. It lies in the center of Chaoyang District, only 500 meters away from Beijing’s Central Business District (CBD).
There is a mature community environment with a large number of high-end residences and businesses, commercial facilities around the sports complex; embassies, trading companies and offices of various countries in China gather here.
The business scope of the sports complex covers various industries such as sports industry, leisure and entertainment industry, hotel industry, catering industry, commerce, tourism, real estate industry, taxi industry, advertising industry, stage music industry, exhibition and sales industry.
The buildings of Beijing Workers’ Sports Complex mostly adopts a cast-in-place reinforced concrete frame structure and are divided into front and rear parts by the rest corridor. The grandstand is divided into 24 parts. It adopts a unique design concept and reflects the spirit of the competition.
As the largest comprehensive sports venue in eastern Beijing, Beijing Worker’s Sports Complex is facing strong market competition in the post-Olympic period, but its strong history, beautiful business environment, and surrounding commercial atmosphere have formed a clustering effect. To this end, Beijing Worker’s Sports Complex has formulated its future development strategy and its ten-year development plan. Its vision is to build the Workers’ Sports Complex into a world-renowned sporting, cultural and recreational area.
The first National Games was held here soon after it was completed in 1959. As a historical testimony to the development of sports in New China, it has hosted many large-scale international and domestic sports competitions. There are also many small competitions held in the complex.
Big Events of Beijing Workers’ Sports Complex
In August 1959, Beijing Worker’s Sports Complex was completed and was officially open to the public.
From September 13 to October 3, 1959, the first National Games was held at the Workers’ Sports Complex, which was the first sports event to be held since the sports complex was built.
On September 22, 1990, the eleventh Asian Games was held here.
On August 22, 2001, the 21st World University Games was held at the Worker’s Sports Complex.
On July 17, 2004, the 13th Asian Football Cup Tournament was held in China in 2004. The sports complex hosted the match in Beijing.
It also held concerts of Chinese famous singers, such as Beyond, Jay Chou, Jolin Tsai, Jacky Cheung, Zhang Xinzhe, etc.
Facilities of Beijing Workers’ Sports Complex
The Beijing Workers’ Sports Complex covers an area of 350,000 square meters, with a building area of 80,000 square meters. The entire stadium is an oval concrete frame mixed structure, with a length of 282 meters from north to south and a width of 208 meters from east to west.
Since April 18, 2006, in order to welcome the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the Beijing Workers’ Sports Complex Reconstruction and Expansion Project has carried out a comprehensive renovation of the stadium. The renovated stadium has rejuvenated its youthful vitality and became an Olympic football stadium with a seating capacity of 62,000 spectators. The facilities in the stadium fully meet the technical standards of the Olympic football competition.
Equipped with changing rooms, shower rooms, toilets and other equipment, the stadium has opened up a high-standard lounge that can accommodate 4 teams. Each of the 4 lounges is 100 square meters with two referee lounges, a doping control center, an infirmary and an international sports organization special commissioner’s workroom.
The newly-built news center is equipped with simultaneous interpretation equipment. On the right side of the second floor adjacent to the rostrum, 400 press reporter seats were set up, and each reporter seat was equipped with a power supply and telephone jack.
The swimming pool is located on the east side of Beijing Workers’ Sports Complex. It has complete facilities and can accommodate 5,000 spectators. It is a comprehensive swimming venue integrating entertainment, competition and training.
Take bus 3, 110, 113, 115, 118, 120, 403 or 431, and get off at Workers’ Sports Complex Station.
Take Metro Line 2 and get off at Dongsi Shitiao Station and exit C and walk about 770 meters along Workers’ Stadium North Road, turn right and walk about 300 meters along Workers’ Stadium West Road.
Chinese: 请带我去北京工人体育场。English: Please take me to Beijing Workers’ Sports Complex.
If you go to Beijing Workers’ Sports Complex from the center of Beijing (Grand Hyatt Beijing), it takes about 17 minutes (about 20 yuan).
If you go to Beijing Workers’ Sports Complex from Beijing Capital International Airport, it takes about 50 minutes (about 80 yuan).
If you go to Beijing Workers’ Sports Complex from Beijing Daxing International Airport, it takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes (about 170 yuan).
If you go to Beijing Workers’ Sports Complex from Beijing West Railway Station, it takes about 45 minutes (about 40 yuan).